- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1568985371
- ISBN-13: 978-1568985374
- Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 9.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,964,490 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Charles Rose, Architect Paperback – May 1, 2006
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Mr. Rose is distinquishing himself with public structures and houses of ethereal lines, space and light. -- The New York Times, December 15, 2005
About the Author
Charles B. Rose is principal of Charles Rose Architects, based in Somerville Massachusetts. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a Master of Architecture degree from the GSD at Harvard University.
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In short, a must buy for all architecture enthusiasts.
The architecture of Charles Rose discovers these potentials in the American landscape. His works do not simply respond or adapt to their settings, but make explicit the implicit geometric, sensory, and material qualities of their settings. He manages to transform the `stuff' of landscape into the `stuff' of architectural tectonics, and to do so with great grace.
All of this is captured in this wonderful book. The text is beautifully written and does not overwhelm the powerful photographs of the buildings. It was a great source of inspiration during my undergraduate pursuits, and to this day remains a wonderful book to anyone who wants to see some beautiful works of architecture.
must read and must have.
Now, on his separate way in 2000s, he puts together of his works in this book but I don't find much of the consistency compared to his old days with Thompson or any architect of his age. The design got younger and the project scale got bigger. But I still find the actual experience of his space only dwells in the book better than the real time. It is difficult to become a master designer in Architecture, indeed but I wonder if this book is any better than magazines that show residential works. Is it original or inspiring other young architects? I am afraid to say neither. Just another local designer. I suggest anyone pass over this book and look for real masters' works.
BTW, he is not Peter Rose from Harvard GSD. Often people get confused with these two.
I am now going to buy a copy for my nephew who is thinking of becoming an architect. It's fun.