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David Chipperfield Architects.
CHIPPERFIELD. Nys, Rik.
David Chipperfield Architects.
The British architect David Chipperfield is an exemplary exponent of modernism and its ongoing relevance. The confident elegance of his buildings expresses a belief in the discreet craftsmanship and clarity of early-twentieth-century architecture: "If you look at a building by Mies van der Rohe," he observes, "it might look very simple, but up close, the sheer quality of construction, materials and thought are inspirational." David Chipperfield Architects is the most comprehensive monograph on Chipperfield to date, and the first in which he himself has developed both its conceptual outline and (with graphic artist John Morgan) its layout. The first section of the book breaks down Chipperfield's architectural philosophy, across five themed chapters titled "Context," "Building Form," "Interiors," "Private House" and "Developing Ideas." The second part focuses on 30 built projects considered by Chipperfield to be his most important works, and provides a wealth of full-page and full-spread illustrations, with texts elucidating each building.

Category: Architecture, Monographs
Binding: Pap.
Pages: 352 pp
Publisher: Walther Konig
Year: 2013
Publication Place: Cologne
ISBN: 9783863351342
Book Id: 93008

Price: $85.00

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