David Chipperfield, Eduardo Souto De Moura, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Waro Kishi
By (author) Raymund Ryan
Normal Price: $21.99
Your Price: $19.79 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.20! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $0.99 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Cool Construction by Raymund Ryan
Book DescriptionCool Construction examines four architects in whose work the tactility of craftsmanship and the luminosity of understatement are combined and refined to an unprecedented degree - one of the most significant trends in architecture today. Although the architects - David Chipperfield (London), Peter Zumthor (Vals, Switzerland), Eduardo Souto de Moura (Lisbon) and Tod Williams, Billie Tsien (New York) - are based in different cultures and produce buildings within a variety of local conditions (often as extensions to existing structures), their architecture exhibits a rare singular vision of purity and serenity. From Chipperfield's sensitive reinterpretations of historical forms to the exquisite detailing of Zumthor's breathtaking monoliths, from Souto de Moura's robust but elemental use of vernacular forms and materials to Tod Williams and Billie Tsien's experimentation with planar form, each finds maximum expression through the ingenious use of materials and a rigorous manipulation of form. Against the excesses of postmodernism and embracing the forms but not necessarily the tenets of modernism, the architecture in Cool Construction is finely honed and carefully wrought, sublime and r
Buy Cool Construction book by Raymund Ryan from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780500282670
(250mm x 190mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raymund Ryan
White Cube, Green Maze, Hardback (October 2012)» View all books by Raymund Ryan
Spanning four continents and six countries, this book introduces new art landscapes that fuse architecture, the reuse of found structures, environmentalism, and artistic experimentation. It features essays that discusses important historical precedents and considers the defining characteristics of new art landscapes.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Cool Construction book by Raymund Ryan and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Raymund Ryan
Raymund Ryan is a lecturer at University College, Dublin.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.