David Chipperfield, Eduardo Souto De Moura, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Waro Kishi
By (author) Raymund Ryan
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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
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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
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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.
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Author Biography - Raymund Ryan
Raymund Ryan is a lecturer at University College, Dublin.
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