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Bawa by David Robson
Book DescriptionGeoffrey Bawas architectural work is well documented, but less attention has been paid to his work on gardens. This book focuses on his two most famous gardens: Lunuganga, on his own estate, and the lesser-known garden he fashioned for his brother, Bevis. Evolved over several decades, the gardens and their outbuildings and sculpture represent high points of all-encompassing tropical design. This book begins with a largely photographic overview of Sri Lankas natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawas sensitive treatment of architecture. At the very heart of the book is an intimate portrait of two exquisitely detailed gardens and the personalities that brought them into being. But it is also a story about the nature and landscape of an island of exceptional beauty. As such, the book has something to offer followers of Geoffrey Bawa, tropical-garden enthusiasts and to all those seeking a photographic portrait of Sri Lanka.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500514467
(270mm x 240mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Robson
Architectural Heritage of Sri Lanka, Hardback (September 2015)
With a collection of exquisite measured drawings, all made with ink and pencil on tracing paper documenting many interesting and often neglected buildings in Sri Lanka, this book features these, along with photographs and insightful text, to highlight a broad cross-section of buildings of many different types and from many periods and more.
Beyond Bawa, Paperback (July 2014)
Looks back at the life of Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003), one of the influential architects in southeast Asia in the last decades of the 20th century and principal force behind what is today known globally as tropical modernism, and at the continuing legacy of Bawa's influence through the work of contemporary architects working across southeast Asia.
Anjalendran, Hardback (November 2009)View all books by David Robson
During the years of civil war in Sri Lanka, Anjalendran has stayed on, creating architecture that has attracted interest across the entire Indian subcontinent. This book explores this unique man and his uncommon vision.
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