Building as Ornament: Iconography in Contemporary Architecture
Publisher: nai010 Publishers ISBN: 9789462080447 Author: Michiel van Raaij Format: Softcover, 160pp, 120x200 mm
The ornament is back in architecture, but now on the scale of the building as a whole. One letter out of the alphabet, a pile of pebbles or a national emblem – the diversity of forms the new architecture can take seems infinite.
In this book, Michiel van Raaij, investigates, in ten interviews, how this new architecture emerged in the late 1990s and how it developed at the start of the twenty-first century.