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Matter Battle: 45 Lessons Learned


Matter Battle: 45 Lessons Learned is a book of 144 pages, with exterior dimensions of 8.5" x 11". In this book you will find an introductory essay written by artist, architectural critic, and pastry expert Esther Choi, and a presentation of Dash Marshall's work.

The book highlights 15 built projects completed during the years 2009-2018. Each project is presented with a combination of photographs and drawings, as necessary to explain the project. This is accompanied by a running text of "lessons," which are insights presented in a generalized manner that will be useful to you as a person who occupies physical space and someone who cares about the quality of the built environment.

The book was designed by TwoPoints.Net using the typefaces Arial Black and Berlingske. The interior of the book is digitally printed on two papers, the cover offset printed on a special sandpaper textured stock, and the volume is perfect bound. Matter Battle: 45 Lessons Learned was printed in an edition of 200 copies by Agpograf in Barcelona, Spain.


  • Designed with German precision and Spanish vitality by TwoPoints.Net
  • Introductory essay by Esther Choi
  • Edition of 200
  • 8.5" x 11" (22cm x 28cm)
  • 144 pages
  • Full color
  • Printed on three paper stocks, including a special sandpaper cover, by Catalan printers who really know what they're doing
  • Includes an index of Heroes, Obsessions, and Materials relevant to each project
  • Floor plans for each project reproduced at 1/16th inch = 1 foot (books without floor plans are so annoying)
  • Spine fits squarely into the beige section of your color-organized bookshelf which—let's face it—is a hard section to fill
  • Comes with a separate pamphlet, Small Measures, which includes detail photographs printed on glossy paper

A peek inside: