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Reflections [Hardcover]

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Compiled by Norman Foster, Reflections is a personal statement about architecture, how we understand how it is perceived. Organised thematically, in a series of visual 'chapters', it collates and contrasts black-and-white photographic images from four decades of Foster's practice to create a visual narrative.
For Foster, the book reflects his belief that architecture is essentially a social art - a necessity and not a luxury - that it is generated by people's needs, which are both spiritual and material. It has much to do with optimism, joy and reassurance - of order in a disordered world; of privacy in the midst of many; of space in a crowded site; of light on a dull day. it is about quality: the quality of a space and the poetry of the light that models it.
This book attempts to explore some of these themes and ideas in an abstract way and, in doing so, to trace connections through Foster's extensive oeuvre. Some of the images will be familiar, some unexpected. Together they provide a source for reflection.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Weight:   3.75 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 20, 2006
Publisher   Prestel Publishing
ISBN  3791334255  
ISBN13  9783791334257  

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Norman Foster was born in 1935.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > Architectural
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Photography > General
3Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Architects, A-Z > General
4Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > Criticism
5Books > Subjects > Professional & Technical > Architecture > General
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Exceptional!  Sep 29, 2006
This book is great not only as a collection of Foster's works. In fact the Foster and Partners Catalog maybe a better book if you want pictures of his buildings in their entirety, some of their plans and descriptions. This book is basically nothing but GREAT B&W photographs, some of entire buildings, some of just single elements, but they are absolutely worth the price. So in essence it is two books in one, a showcase of some of the best contemporary architecture and a great photo art album.
Riccardo Cogliati  Feb 8, 2006
The full essence of life and style of the greatest living Architect in the world are described by wonderful images which are showing his best creations, but not as a catalogue of realisations but as a set of details and unexpected views which are simply breathtaking! Foster is searching a new way to describe a tower, a bridge, a museum using a new key of illustration and showing inner and secret angles. I got the very big luck to have a NF signed copy as a gift directly from him, the value of that book is for me unvaluable.

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