Giancarlo De Carlo by Giancarlo de Carlo
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Giancarlo De Carlo
By Giancarlo de Carlo

Giancarlo De Carlo

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Giancarlo De Carlo by Giancarlo de Carlo

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Giancarlo De Carlo (born 1919) has been at the centre of the European architectural scene for half a century. His philosophy has found expression in half a century of coherent architectural work: writings, teaching, design projects, publishing and -- centrally -- built and inhabited places layered into an existing world. By the 1980s he had become one of the most important and penetrating architectural thinkers of our time. Astonishingly, since then his architectural designing has itself been renewed with a series of sinuous, luminous and amazingly youthful, even playful, building forms most of which have not before been widely published. The book, which gives a survey of De Carlo's work from the beginning in the early 1950s up to the present day, accompanies an exhibition on the architect in the Centre Pompidou in Paris and other venues.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783932565120
ISBN-10: 3932565126
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 297mm x 24mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Edition Axel Menges
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Giancarlo de Carlo

John McKean trained as both architect and historian. He is professor of architecture and director of architectural research at the University of Brighton. For two decades, he has been invited by De Carlo to Il Laboratorio Internazionale di Architettura e Urbanistica (ILAUD) each summer. He guest-edited the World Architecture monograph issue on De Carlo in 1991. He has made a video film on Carlo Scarpa and published books on Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Crystal Palace and James Stirling's Leicester Engineering Building.

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