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In Search of Bawa: Master Architect of Sri Lanka

In Search of Bawa: Master Architect of Sri Lanka

Author: David Robson
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This book answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka's pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. A sizeable introduction to Bawa's world, life, education and work is reviewed by eminent Bawa scholar, David Robson. This precedes a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scatterd throughout Sri Lanka, Many are considered "pilgrimage sites" by up-and-coming architects, designers and lay people interested in his extraordinary and enduring talent. Insightful texts, contemporary and archive photographs and a plethora of drawings illustrate the individual buildings that range from private dwellings to public buildings, schools and hotels. Each is representative of Bawa's pioneering work on tropical modernism. The book ends with a brief section on buildings that have been transformed, lost or are at risk for one reason or another.

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General Fields

  • : 9781780679136
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : Laurence King Publishing
  • : September 2016
  • : 234mm X 210mm
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Robson
  • : 400 colour illustrations
  • : Paperback
  • : 144