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Geoffrey Bawa : The Complete Works_David Robson_9780500341872_Thames & Hudson Ltd

SKU: 9780500341872 Supplier: Thames & Hudson Ltd


Author: David Robson

Format:  Hardback | 278 pages

Dimensions: 260 x 280 x 32.51mm | 1,950g

Publication date:  25 Nov 2002

Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa and the buildings he created have become legendary in the region and influential around the world. Few architects achieved his harmonious fusion of local building traditions with modern forms and sensibility

Bawa's early works were houses that artfully married vernacular styles and responses to climate and site with a modern architectural vocabulary. Soon his talents were applied on a larger scale, to the Sri Lanka parliament, a number of carefully situated and designed hotels, schools, offices and other public buildings. The summation of his oeuvre is symbolized by his own two residences - a house in Colombo and a residential complex in Lunuganga - whose evolution eloquently reflect Bawa's career and personality.

This ambitious publication is a comprehensive documentation and appreciation of Geoffrey Bawa and his work and includes a rich portfolio of his most important works, including some rarely published projects. An exhaustive reference section includes a complete chronology.


 Geoffrey Bawa : The Complete Works_David Robson_9780500341872_Thames & Hudson Ltd