Architecture in Wood: A World History
|Rating||:||4.32 (885 Votes)|
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In the text he shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia’s carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway’s stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England employed a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture. 400+ illustrations. For anyone interested in design, architecture, cultures or travel this book is just such a volume captivating.” TES Many of the world’s greatest buildings are made of wood, yet it is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. Intensely dramatic but not overdramatized, technically flawless but not merely documentary, his internationally acclaimed photographs convey all the excitement of encountering these amazing structures firsthand.He has traveled the world seeking the famous and the obscure. "Some books are so beautifully produced and contain such superb images that even before one starts reading they have an entrancing quality that makes ownership essential. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. W
Offers a unique perspective on the history of buildings.” (Library Journal) . “Impressive in its coverage and organized geographically, Architecture in Wood documentswith stunning, often double-page color photographsexamples from Newport, RI, to Victoria, Australia. The prose is polished and informative, and the glossary contains clear illustrations of construction techniques
"What an achievement!" according to Leslie van der Sluys. Will Pryce is a superb photographer - both technically and aesthetically. The variety of buildings covered in this book is astounding and its production values are of the highest order. Rarely does one buy a book in this category where it seems that one has received MORE than his/her money's worth, but this is certainly the case here.. R.D. Wertz/Shara said Five Stars. All I can say is 'WOW !!!!'
P. His books include Big Shed, World Architecture: The Masterworks, and, with James W. . Campbell, the widely acclaimed Brick: A World History. Will Pryce is an award-winning photographer who originally trained as an architect at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art, and photojournalism at the London College of Printing