copertina di The Architecture of Natural Light

Thames & Hudson

The Architecture Of Natural Light

di Henry Plummer

Now available in paperback this is the first publication to consider the many effects of natural illumination in contemporary buildings. The Architecture of Natural Light is a powerful, poetic yet practical survey that provides an original and timeless approach to contemporary architecture.

A comprehensive and thoughtful survey, the book begins with a brief introduction to the history of architecture, seen through the advances and experimentation put forward by architects over the centuries. Separate chapters follow, devoted to specific qualities of natural light, and each includes an introduction that considers the particular uses of light through many disciplines, from art history to film and literature.

The book includes works by the world’s most influential architects, among them Tadao Ando, Steven Holl, Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Zumthor, Frank Gehry, Álvaro Siza, Alberto Campo Baeza, Rafael Moneo, Rem Koolhaas, Jean Nouvel, Fumihiko Make and Toyo Ito. This is the perfect title for anyone interested in creating space that transcends the physical.

Architects featured in The Architecture of Natural Light: Allmann Sattler Wappner - Tadao Ando - BAAS - Edward Larrabee Barnes - Brückner & Brückner - Alberto Campo Baeza - James Carpenter - Cheret & Bozic - Sverre Fehn - Carlos Ferrater - Norman Foster - Frank Gehry - Heikkinen-Komonen - Herzog & de Meuron - Steven Holl - Jensen & Skodvin - Fay Jones  -Rem Koolhaas/OMA - Henning Larsen - Legorreta & Legorreta - Juha Leiviskä - Fumihiko Maki - Mansilla & Tuñón - Richard Meier - Rafael Moneo - Jean Nouvel - Riepl Riepl - SANAA - Schultes & Frank - Álvaro Siza - Heinz Tesar - Hans van der Laan - Meinhard von Gerkan - Wandel Hoefer Lorch & Hirsch - Shoei Yoh - Peter Zumthor


* > Henry Plummer teaches architectural theory and design at the University of Illinois’s Center for Advanced Study. He received his M.Arch from M.I.T., studied light-art with Gyorgy Kepes, and was a photographic apprentice to Minor White.

Veste editoriale: Brossura
Formato: 26x28
Pagine: 256
Immagini a colori: 408
Immagini b/n: 57
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2012
ISBN: 9780500290361