Bawa by David Robson
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By David Robson


The Sri Lanka Gardens

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Bawa by David Robson

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Geoffrey 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 Details

ISBN: 9780500514467
ISBN-10: 0500514461
Format: Hardback
(270mm x 240mm x 22mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author David Robson

Bawa by David Robson Bawa, Paperback (January 2017)

Tells a story of two brothers, Geoffrey and Bevis, and their exquisite gardens, Brief and Lunuganga, set in the lush tropical landscape of Sri Lanka. This book begins with a largely photographic overview of the country's natural features, showing the varied palette of landscapes that inspired Bawa's sensitive treatment of architecture.

In Search of Bawa by David Robson In Search of Bawa, Hardback (September 2016)

Answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka's pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. This book offers a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scatterd throughout Sri Lanka, many are considered "pilgrimage sites" by up-and-coming architects, designers and lay people interested in his extraordinary and enduring talent.

Architectural Heritage of Sri Lanka by 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 by David Robson 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.

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