For the 2012 Venice Biennale, Swiss architect Valerio Oligiati curated a collection of images selected from well-known architects. The concept of the collection - "Pictographs - Statement of Contemporary Architects" - were inspirational images that have guided the work of these architects. These images portray a wide range of subjects that represent the basis of the architects' work from inspiring images to diagrammatic interpretations of concepts to details and materials. The collection will be assembled into a book that will contain a total of 44 "musees imaginaires".
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This collection serves to represent "autobiographical roots" of the work through "explanations, metaphors, foundations, memories and intentions", "poetic and philosophical" that reveal a "personal perspective" of the conscious and unconscious processes of design. According to Oligiati, the published collection can be read both as a microcosm and macrocosm of the world of design and architecture, presenting individual and personal perspectives in the context of each architect's own colleagues.