The Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate for 2002, Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has created an oeuvre that is remarkable consistent, unusual in character, and yet curiously familiar. His buildings, principally residential, are a harmonious blend of modernist sensibility, local craftsmanship, indigenous structures, and respect for nature. Murcutt established his one-man studio in Sydney in 1969 and even today - with few exceptions - he practises alone. This monograph spans his entire career. The first section examines his early training and architectural influences, while the second goes on to identify recurring themes in his work. The final section focuses on the buildings themselves, and, for this revised edition, all 13 of his most recent projects have been included. They range from Murcutt's courtyard houses in Sydney to freestanding residences set in Australia's barren and isolated landscapes. At a time when climatic considerations and the lessons of the vernacular play an increasing role in architecture around the world, this monograph reveals an architect whose work is a prime example of these ideals,
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Francoise Fromonot is a practising architect and an editor of the leading French architectural magazine, L'Architecture d'Aujourdhui.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian
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Descrizione libro Thames & Hudson, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110500341931