Glenn Murcutt: Buildings and Projects 1962-2003
Publisher: Thames and Hudson 2005Author: Francoise Fromonot ISBN: 9780500285893 Format: Softcover, 326pp, 280x255mm
The work of Australian architect Glenn Murcutt has attracted unprecedented international attention in recent years. The winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2002, Murcutt has fashioned an architecture that is remarkably consistent, unusual in character, and yet curiously familiar. His buildings, which are principally residential, are a harmonious blend of modernist sensibility, local craftsmanship, indigenous structures, and respect for nature.
This major monograph, the most complete and up-to-date volume available, spans Murcutt's entire career, from the early modernist houses to his most recent commissions. Francoise Fromonot examines Murcutt's early training and architectural influences and then analyses how his buildings attempt to 'marry modern architecture to the place, the territory, the landscape' to arrive at an ecological functionalism. The heart of the book focuses on the buildings themselves, an eclectic selection ranging from his courtyard houses in Sydney to freestanding residences set in Australia's barren and isolated landscapes. Full-colour photography, much of it supplied from the architect's own private collection, testifies to the aesthetic appeal of the buildings, while Murcutt's line drawings and plans give further insight into his work. 406 illustrations, 197 in colour.
This pre-owned copy is in good condition with some slight damage to the back cover (near the spine).