An updated book including the full range of Sri-Lankan born Geoffrey Bawa's architectural designs. It examines the Kandalama Hotel in Dambullah, the house on the Cinnamon Hill at Lunuganga, and his achievements in Sri Lanka and other parts of southern Asia. Personal in his approach, Bawa balances an appreciation of the western humanist tradition ...
An updated book including the full range of Sri-Lankan born Geoffrey Bawa's architectural designs. It examines the Kandalama Hotel in Dambullah, the house on the Cinnamon Hill at Lunuganga, and his achievements in Sri Lanka and other parts of southern Asia. Personal in his approach, Bawa balances an appreciation of the western humanist tradition in architecture with local needs and lifestyles.
Good. 050027858X Good+; Softcover; Front cover is clean and glossy; Medium crease to bottom left corner back cover; Pages bright & unmarked; Good binding with straight spine; White covers with house photo, and title in black lettering; 1996, Thames & Hudson Publishing; 189 pages; "Geoffrey Bawa, " by Brian Brace Taylor.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Apeture. 1990. 182 pgs. Illustrated with 147 photographic plates in color & 150 black & white drawings and photographs, some folding. DJ in VG shape with light shelf-wear present to the DJ. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards clean with no wear present. Photos sent upon request. Bx-47; 4to 11"-13" tall; 182 pages.
Publishers Weekly, 1986 A Sri Lankan architect who fuses the culture of ancient Ceylon with modern technology, Bawa designs offices, schools, houses and hotels that are in and of the landscape, almost part of nature itself. A postmodernist of sorts, he ransacks various cultures and epochs for ideas. One elegant house transforms the fortress concept used by Portuguese and Dutch invaders. The architect's private garden, nurtured over 30 years, mirrors a 16th century Italian garden. Built on an island, Sri Lanka's Parliament Building complex set amid pavilions and terraces is the quintessence of unimposing serenity. In creating Ruhunu University, which overlooks the sea, Bawa carefully laid out gazebos and verandas to give space for respite and the meeting of minds. Whether because of the disappointing photographs or the elusive quality of his work, this lackluster album does not adequately convey what is distinctive about Bawa's architecture to the Western reader. (September 2) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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