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Natural Architecture Paperback – August 16, 2007
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"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more
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Like many surveys of particular themes of art, this book is one of the more useful compilations, with enough breadth of images to appeal to a wide range of artists and architects. -- Landscape Architecture, September 2007
With photos, notes, postcards and maps these albums evoke not only a long-gone world of steamer ships, train travel and the grand tour, but also the boundless wonder of travel at a time when the world seemed unimaginably vast. As beautiful as it is fascinating. -- Marin, December 2007
an inspiring collection by a really diverse selection of architects and designers -- WorldChanging, September 19, 2007
"In this remarkable book, Alessandro Rocca, architect and critic at Milan Polytechnic, has assembled a world of almost surreal beauty. " --Architect, October, 2007
"In a world driven by high-tech gadgetry, creations of organic architecture--by hand, with raw materials that are truly green--are worthy competitors to the latest skyscraper in any competition for psychic reward. In this remarkable book, Alessandro Rocca, architect and critic at Milan Polytechnic, has assembled a world of almost surreal beauty." --Architect, October, 2007
"Ecologically sensitive projects make up Natural Architecture. Some, such as a water station and a chicken house, are practical; many are dazzling in their inventiveness and beauty; and all were made from materials on-site." --House & Garden, October, 2007
"each project resonates with a sense of purpose and innate beauty." --Brunswick Street Bookstore
About the Author
- Publisher : Princeton Architectural Press; 1st edition (August 16, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 216 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1568987218
- ISBN-13 : 978-1568987217
- Reading age : 13 years and up
- Grade level : 8 and up
- Item Weight : 1.6 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.6 x 1 x 9.6 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,160,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Unfortunately most of the especially beautiful works are marred by the luridly purple prose attached to describe them. It's the typical modern art nonsense where artists plant an arbor of trees but have to artspeak what they've done into, "a device for alteration of the gaze in paths of access and leaving the place. Its evolution is very closely connected to its reception, which necessarily passes through the sensations received." If you can wade through that kind of self-aggrandizing vocabulary list, more power to you. I for one had to tear out the pictures I liked and toss the book so the text wouldn't ruin the experience of the art.
I recommend this book for anyone intersted in the relationship between the natural world and man-made structures.
Top reviews from other countries
A must for people living on the outside!