Wandering the Garden of Technology and Passion

Available March 15, 2012


John Marx Architect

Author: Pierluigi Serraino  
Introduction by Chris I. Yessios 
Balcony Press


“John Marx’s buildings are as eclectic as the sources that inspire them, yet a common ambition is present in all of them: to design a ‘place you want to be.’”
– Author Pierluigi Serraino

Form4 Architecture design principal John Marx is of the generation of architects who witnessed their pencils morph into mouses and their drafting tables turn into computer desktops. Throughout this transition, he has maintained a remarkable aesthetic consistency in his architectural projects. Wandering the Garden of Technology and Passion is a study of digital design through Marx's work. This beautifully illustrated book traces Marx’s professional path, showcasing how his mastery of digital tools transformed his own practice into a global player, while allowing it to maintain the intimate qualities of a boutique practice.

Author Pierluigi Serraino is a practicing architect residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the author of many books on architecture, including Eero Saarinen, NorCalMod, and TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered. His articles and projects have appeared in Architectural Design, ArcCA, Global Architecture, Hunch, Costruire, and Architettura, among other publications.