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LIVE BRAVE
A Tribute To Laura Middleton 
[2018]

By JEF7REY HILDNER

LIVE BRAVE: A Tribute to Laura Middleton features the memorial tribute that I wrote for Laura—my girlfriend of three-and-a-half-years and best friend of 35 yearson April 1, 2018, Easter Sunday. I titled the tribute "Live Brave" and started writing at the stroke of midnight. I wrote till the sun came up. I first posted "Live Brave" on the Facebook page "Celebration of Laura Middleton," which one of Laura's high school friends and I created to honor Laura's wish that I provide a way for family and friends to share their memories, grief, and love. To more fully and enduringly honor Laura's human life and immortal spirit, I present "Live Brave" between the covers of a book. The book, which includes additional commentary and photos, also serves as a threshold to another tribute to Laura that I hope to create—a building: an architectural monument. I've given it a name. LIVE BRAVE | The Middleton Memorial.        
LAURA DAWN MIDDLETON: November 27, 1963 November 29, 2017
We hoped someday we would build our Dream House. 
Where we would stay young together and live for the rest of our lives.


Publication Date of the First Edition (V1): November 29, 2018

200 pages, 6" x 9" Full Color Interior Hardcover and Paperback 


First Edition (2018)
$50 Hardcover 
$40 Paperback 



VISUAL EF9ECTS
Architecture and the Chess Game of Form & Story
[2018]


By JEF7REY HILDNER
 
           Architecture is a chess game of Form & Story waged on the battlefield of a building and its site.
The White Army of FORM cries, "Architecture is the stage set for the drama of life." The Black Army of STORY cries, "Architecture is a story told through a building.”
The armies of Form & Story fight the War of Art. They fight for our mind and soul and heart.  Visual Ef9ects
IN VISUAL EF9ECTS, THE ARCHITECT PAINTER JEF7REY HILDNER builds on signature themes and concepts he lays out in Daedalus 9. The basis of his talk for the Symposium on Formalism (2016) at the Syracuse University School of Architecture Program in Florence, VISUAL EF9ECTS reflects Hildner’s quest to create an architecture that presents a creative demonstration of the Chess Game of Art, where the White Knight of Form (Aesthetics) and the Black Knight of Story (Symbolics) fight to create a Significant Architecture.
Publication Date of the First Edition (V1): November 27, 2018

700 pages, 6" x 9" Hardcover and Casewrap

First Edition (2018)
$150 Full Color Interior Hardcover. Three covers: "Fire," "Milton," and "Kind of Blue."
Cover shown above: "Fire."
$50 Black & White Interior Casewrap 





HENRY TRUCKS — PAINTER
ancient myths meet modern landscapes 
| 1995-2010

[2012]

                     


By JEF7REY HILDNER 

(AKA HENRY TRUCKS)



THE VISUAL = THE VISIBLE + THE INVISIBLE.
Through painting, I seek to find the Significant Form & Significant Space of my architecture.
Through painting, I foreshadow an architecture of Form & Story.

150 pages, 12.75" x 10.75" Full Color Interior Hardcover (Casewrap)

Special Edition KHQ (2017) 
$150 Hardcover 

Also available in paperback: the trailer for the feature film of the hardcover.

68 pages, 9" x 7" Full Color Interior Paperback
Second Edition (2012)
$17 Paperback 



64 pages, 9" x 7" Full Color Interior Paperback
First Edition (2010)
$17 Paperback


 

DAEDALUS 9
The Architect Painter [improv 1.0] 
[2010]

By JEF7REY HILDNER 

ON FEBRUARY 22, 2010, I gave myself 9 hours to create a 100-page book.
The result: The first edition of Daedalus 9.
In this 2018 edition remix, I reset the clock,
giving myself more time to develop the book and clearly convey core concepts.
Upshot? A GPS for all my future work.
A Manifesto.


142 pages, 6" x 9" Full Color Interior Hardcover and Premium Paperback

2018 Edition (2018)
$50 Hardcover 
$50 Paperback 


 


GARCHES 1234
Remembering the Mathematics of the Ideal Villa:
 An Essay on Le Corbusier's 1927 Villa de Monzie/Stein 
[2005]

By JEF7REY HILDNER 

In 1927, the great Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier completed a house in the Paris suburb of Garches. No structure of the early modernist era has gained more renown. In 1947, British scholar Colin Rowe’s essay “The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa” brought Garches to the foreground—and Garches has stayed there ever since. GARCHES 1234 picks up where Rowe left off and throws bold light on Le Corbusier’s assertion that at Garches, more than any of his other projects, “proportion ruled absolutely there, as absolute mistress.” 

ARCHITECT JEF7REY HILDNER published an early version of this essay in the refereed Journal of Architectural Education (February 1999). Here the essay appears in its final and fully illustrated form.

92 pages, 8.25" x 10.75" Full Color Interior Hardcover and 8.5" x 11" Full Color Interior Premium Paperback

Fifth Edition (2017)
$75 Hardcover
$40 Paperback 
$40 Paperback (Glasstree Imprint)




PICASSO LESSONS
The Sixth Woman of 
Les Demoiselles d'Avignon 
[2007]

By JEF7REY HILDNER 

2007 marked the 100th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's painting Les Demoiselles
d'Avignon.
 
The 
Demoiselles triggered the invention of Cubismand ignited an artistic revolution.
Form broke free.
Abstraction erupted.
In this short essay, The Architect Painter JEF7REY HILDNER revisits Picasso's landmark canvas,
X-rays its organizing principles, and discovers new . . .
Picasso Lessons. 


36 pages, 6" x 9"  Full Color Interior Paperback (Saddle-stitch)

Fifth Edition (2018)
$20 Paperback





METAPHYSICAL WARRIOR
Meditations on the art & science of life 
[2014]

By JEF7REY HILDNER
 
"I coexist with and express Life 
as a sunbeam coexists with and expresses the sun. 
And so do you." 
JEF7REY HILDNER is an architect, a painter, and a writer. In Metaphysical Warrior, he draws on his perspective as an artist and a spiritual explorer to survey the blueprint of reality, revealing deeply personal insights that light his path through life.

Metaphysical Warrior looks less like a finished painting and more like an exuberantly primed canvas, but pay attention: This brave offbeat book might wake you up, move you forward, and set you free.
200 pages, 6" x 9" Full Color Interior Hardcover and Paperback
First Edition (2014)
$50 Hardcover
$25 Paperback (Standard)




MISFITZ BECAUSE
What Doesn't Belongand Why? Mind-Teasers! 
[2011]

By Eliot Plum

What doesn’t fit and why? Nationals, Blackhawks, Rays, Astros. Not so tough. ANSWER? Blackhawks, because the other teams play Major League Baseball, but the Chicago Blackhawks play in the National Hockey League. OK, try this one: cucumber, tomato, radish, avocado. A little harder, right? ANSWER? Radish, because the others are botanical fruits (they have seeds) that we treat as culinary vegetables, but a seedless radish is a root vegetable. But most of the mind- puzzlers in this fun book don’t test your knowledge of special-area facts or trivia—your “vertical thinking.” Nope. Most of the puzzles in this book test what Edward de Bono calls “lateral thinking”: your ability to think creatively—to leap outside the box. Take this example: poker, chess, skate, score. ANSWER? You'll have to get the book!


108 pages, 6" x 9" B&W Interior Hardcover and Paperback

Second Edition (2018)
Daedalus Press & The Architect Painter Press
$25 Hardcover
$10 Paperback


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