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Geoffrey Bawa: The Complete Works (Hardback)

David Robson

Edité par Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom, 2002
ISBN 10: 0500341877 / ISBN 13: 9780500341872
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Titre : Geoffrey Bawa: The Complete Works (Hardback)

Éditeur : Thames Hudson Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 2002

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, born 1919, fused local construction traditions with modern forms and sensibility to create harmonious and pleasurable buildings that have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. This volume is a documentation and appreciation of the man and his work. Part One contains three chapters on Bawa s early life, the history of Sri Lankan architecture and Bawa s first firm, which he eventually took over. Part Two, comprising four chapters, is the heart of the book and presents all Bawa s major works by project, through extensive texts, drawings and plans. Part Three features two chapters: a long, single chapter devoted to Bawa s two life-long projects - his house in Colombo and his estate Lunuganga - which came to encapsulate his entire oeuvre; and a postscript which sums up the work and describes its relevance to contemporary architectural practice. N° de réf. du libraire AA29780500341872

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Synopsis : Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, born 1919, fused local construction traditions with modern forms and sensibility to create harmonious and pleasurable buildings that have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. This volume is a documentation and appreciation of the man and his work. Part One contains three chapters on Bawa's early life, the history of Sri Lankan architecture and Bawa's first firm, which he eventually took over. Part Two, comprising four chapters, is the heart of the book and presents all Bawa's major works by project, through extensive texts, drawings and plans. Part Three features two chapters: a long, single chapter devoted to Bawa's two life-long projects - his house in Colombo and his estate Lunuganga - which came to encapsulate his entire oeuvre; and a postscript which sums up the work and describes its relevance to contemporary architectural practice.

A propos de l'auteur: David Robson is Professor of Architecture in the University of Brighton and a visiting professor in the National University of Singapore. He first met Geoffrey Bawa when he was teaching in Colombo in the early 1970s. Robson later worked as an advisor to the Sri Lankan Government and was involved in the famous Hundred Thousand Houses Programme.

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