Architecture in Wood. A World History
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Oprawa: Hardcover, Format: 23,9x30 cm, Stron: 320 with over 400 colour illustrations, 2016 r.
Wood has unique qualities, yet is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. Will Pryce, the most admired architectural photographer in Britain, has travelled the world seeking both famous and obscure buildings in wood. Intensely dramatic but not over-dramatized, technically flawless, but not merely documentary, his photographs convey all the excitement of encountering these amazing structures first hand. In the substantial text he shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Bdhist history; how Russia’s carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway’s stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England would use a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture.
Table of Contents
1. The Far East
2. Northern Europe
3. Western Europe
4. Eastern Europe
6. South East Asia
8. A Future for Wood
Will Pryce explores the extraordinary variety of buildings that have been made from mankind’s oldest and most sustainable building material
‘A tour de force’ – The Architects’ Journal
‘Beautiful and intelligent … Pryce’s inspirational photographs make you want to leap on a plane and go in search of the fabulous structures he describes’– Time Ou
Organized geographically, this remarkable sty covers a rich variety of cultures and building types, from temples and churches to houses and airports, offering fascinating insights into the aesthetic and technical diversity of wooden architecture worldwide.
Will Pryce, a trained architect and award-winning photographer, is co-author of Brick,World Architecture - The Masterworks, Big Shed and The Library, all published by Thames & Hson.)