Platform 9: Still Life

Platform is the Harvard University Graduate School of Design’s annual compendium of select student work, events, lectures, and exhibitions.

Taking the artistic still life as its departure point, the ninth edition of Platform chronicles the 2015–2016 academic year at the GSD. Models and student projects, including dissertations and drawings, are skillfully arranged and presented to reference the still life as expressed in 18th- and 19th- century European painting, popular advertising, contemporary art, and other contexts.

These images not only present the broad range of work produced by GSD students but also challenge conventional modes of architectural documentation through multiple readings, lists, and novel interpretations of form.

Edited by Jennifer Bonner with Michelle Benoit (MLA ’16) and Patrick Herron (MArch ’16)
Designed by Neil Donnelly
Published by the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Fall 2016; distributed by Actar
376 Pages, softcover, 22.86 x 15.85 cm, $34.95
ISBN 978-1-945150-17-3