Architecture and Surrealism

Thames & Hudson

Architecture and Surrealism charts the development of the fertile relationship between architecture and surrealism. It reveals how surrealist ideas are being put to use by contemporary architects in extraordinary ways.

The design focuses on the illusive aspect of surrealist creativity in three dimensions. The main typeface used throughout the book is Priori Acute (designed by Barnbrook and released by Emigre Fonts). It presents a playful combination of incongruous perspectives and twisting shapes that fold into themselves tricking the eye to shift the plane.

The cover and chapter dividers are designed using 3-dimensional impossible shapes with integrated typography. The content page layout has a clean Modernist feeling.