New Organic Architecture: The Breaking Wave

New Organic Architecture: The Breaking Wave

by David Pearson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520232887

ISBN-13: 9780520232884

Pub. Date: 11/01/2001

Publisher: University of California Press

New Organic Architecture is a manifesto for building in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and kinder to the environment. It illuminates key themes of organic architects, their sources of inspiration, the roots and concepts behind the style, and the environmental challenges to be met. The organic approach to architecture has an illustrious history,

Overview

New Organic Architecture is a manifesto for building in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and kinder to the environment. It illuminates key themes of organic architects, their sources of inspiration, the roots and concepts behind the style, and the environmental challenges to be met. The organic approach to architecture has an illustrious history, from Celtic design, Art Nouveau, Arts and Crafts, to the work of Antoni Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright. Today there is a response to a new age of information and ecology; architects are seeking to change the relationship between buildings and the natural environment.
In the first part of his book, David Pearson provides a history and assessment of organic architecture. The second part comprises statements from thirty architects from around the world whose work is based on natural or curvilinear forms rather than the straight-line geometrics of modernism. Each statement is accompanied by full-color illustrations of one or several of the architects' built projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520232884
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 1.00(d)

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