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Minimalism as a concept was first used in the world of art to characterize the work of Donald Judd, Sol Le Witt and several others. Soon afterwards, this creative approach began to take hold in architecture, and the works of many contemporary architects are rooted in Minimalism to a greater or lesser degree. This publication goes to the heart of this trend, looking first at Loos, Wittgenstein, Mies van der Rohe, and Asplund, the definitive precursors of Minimalism. Then the works of today's protagonists, who include Tadao Ando, Luis Barragan, Alberto Campo Baeza, A. G. Fronzoni, Michael Gabellini, John Pawson, Claudio Silvestrin, Eduardo Souto Moura, and Peter Zumthor are covered extensively. A selection of texts contributed by the featured architects conclude the volume. With a clear even austere presentation, this book not only reflects its contents but provides a comprehensive overview of Minimalism, one of the dominant trends in contemporary architecture.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 10.25" Height: 11.5" Weight: 3.95 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2002
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764366427 ISBN13 9783764366421
Availability 0 units.
More About Franco Bertoni
Bertoni is an architect. He has a degree in History of Architecture from Florence University where he has also held seminars on 18th and 20th century architecture. In 2003 he became curator of the Modern and Contemporary Collections at the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza.