As architect, designer and especially author, Swiss master Werner Blaser has always asked, "What is good architecture?" In this copiously illustrated, comprehensive book, Blaser - author of books on Mies Van Der Rohe, Aalto, Meier, Piano, Jahn and Ando, among many others - offers his answer.
Drawing on photographs from his impressive archive, which he accompanies with short explanatory texts, Werner Blaser vividly demonstrates the basic foundations of architecture and perception.
In a few fascinating sections, for example, he describes the relation between the Finnish landscape and the works of Aalto; shows how Calatravas uses natural principles in his architecture; reveals how Piano works with light.
He also considers traditional Chinese and Indian architecture, and the relation between archetype and image and the element of silence.
A brilliant summing-up by archtecture's geat thinkers.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages, 170 Colour
- Publisher: Niggli Verlag
- Publication Date: 01/01/2012
- Category: Architecture
- ISBN: 9783721207972