Publisher: Uro Publications, Editor: Jan van Schaik, Designer: Yanni Florence, ISBN: 9781922601193, Format: Box set, 215 x 153 x 20, Year published: March 2022
This limited edition box set includes the Lost Tablets book and 50 postcard images of the ‘dynamic' face of each Lost Tablet featured in the book. The book includes images of the mute sides of the 50 featured Lost Tablets. Available in a limited edition of 20, signed by the author, Jan van Schaik.
The Lost Tablets are a series of works by Jan van Schaik that explore the geometric language of architecture through the medium of children’s building blocks. Constructed by van Schaik from found blocks (many bearing the teeth marks of their former owners), each tablet flickers with strange resonances that point to a shared but deeply subjective symbolism of building.
Adam Nathaniel Furman, Alonso Gaxiola, Amy Rudder, Anna Johnson, Annacaterina Piras, Anusha Kenny, Audrey Schmidt, Beth George, Caitlin Blanchfield, Caitlin Fraser, Cameron Bruhn, Catherine Pierce, Conrad Hamann, Ellen Broad, Ellie Rennie, Esther Anatolitis, Fleur Watson, Genevieve Bell, Giles Fielke, Giselle Stanborough, Jaxon Waterhouse, Johan Michalove, Julien Leyre, June Jones, Leon van Schaik, Léuli Eshrāghi, Lisa Sullivan, Liss Fenwick, Lucinda Price, Lucy Van, Mykaela Saunders, Nikos Papastergiadis, Perry Kulper, Peter Atkins, Queenie Bon Bon, Ray Edgar, Robin Cohen, Robyn Stonehouse, Rory Hyde, Sarah Jamieson, Shona Stark, Sofi and Ehsan, Su san Cohn, Tilda Njoo, Tim Johannessen, Tohru Horiguchi, Tom McIlroy, Vivian Gerrand, Wendy Radford
About the author
Based in Melbourne Australia, Jan van Schaik is an architect at MvS Architects, a researcher and senior lecturer at RMIT Architecture & Urban Design, and a creative sector consultant at Future Tense.
Jan is the founder and producer of the WRITING & CONCEPTS public lecture and publication series, which reflects on the role that writing plays in the development of contemporary creative practice.
Featured tablets in book spreads: Spread 1, Lost Tablet Bernice 2021, reconfigured Lego, 19 x 24.5 x 8 cm, Spread 2, Lost Tablet Twenty One Friends 2020, reconfigured Lego, 19 x 24.5 x 5 cm, Spread 3, Lost Tablet Jenny 2020, reconfigured Lego, 19 x 24.5 x 7.5 cm,