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"Just released in an especially durable and attractive paperback edition...this work...happily marries beautiful but always comprehensible photography (which conveys the unusually complex context in which Murcutt places his structures) with detailed, sometimes witty, consistently precise text....Containing two lengthy and perceptive critical essays and chapters on nearly forty of Murcutt's buildings (along with a good number of their plans, sections, and elevations), this book illuminates both Murcutt's work and the art of architecture generally." Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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Publisher Comments:

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 modernisthouses to his most recent commissions. Françoise Fromonot examines Murcutt's early training and architectural influences and then analyzes 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-color 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 color.

Review:

"The one indispensable work on the Australian maverick....Clients wait years for the privilege of having one of his houses." LA Architect

Review:

"Sets the standard for excellence in architecture publishing." The Architectural Review

Synopsis:

This monograph spans Glenn Murcutt's entire career, from his early modernist houses to his most recent commissions. 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 outback.

Synopsis:

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. Full-color 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.

About the Author

Françoise Fromonot is an architect and co-editor of the French architectural review Le Visiteur. She teaches at the École d'Architecture de Paris La Villette. Her previous publications include Marc Mimram: Solferino Bridge, Jørn Utzon: The Sydney Opera House, for which she was awarded the 1999 Prix du Livre, and Glenn Murcutt: Works and Projects.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500285893
Subtitle:
Buildings + Projects 1962-2003
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Fromonot, Francoise
Subject:
General
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
Individual Architect
Copyright:
Publication Date:
April 1, 2006
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
325
Dimensions:
11.06x9.68x.98 in. 3.58 lbs.

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Glenn Murcutt: Buildings + Projects 1962 - 2003
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Product details 325 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500285893 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Just released in an especially durable and attractive paperback edition...this work...happily marries beautiful but always comprehensible photography (which conveys the unusually complex context in which Murcutt places his structures) with detailed, sometimes witty, consistently precise text....Containing two lengthy and perceptive critical essays and chapters on nearly forty of Murcutt's buildings (along with a good number of their plans, sections, and elevations), this book illuminates both Murcutt's work and the art of architecture generally." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review" by , "The one indispensable work on the Australian maverick....Clients wait years for the privilege of having one of his houses."
"Review" by , "Sets the standard for excellence in architecture publishing."
"Synopsis" by , This monograph spans Glenn Murcutt's entire career, from his early modernist houses to his most recent commissions. 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 outback.
"Synopsis" by , 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. Full-color 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.
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