Traditional Architecture: Timeless Building for the Twenty-First Century

Traditional Architecture: Timeless Building for the Twenty-First Century


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A comprehensive overview of current trends in classicist and vernacular architecture. This book presents 130 projects that reconsider what it means to practice as a traditional architect in the twenty-first century, including a substantial body of work from non-Western countries as well as work by contemporary masters of classical design such as Robert A. M. Stern, Allan Greenberg, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, and Quinlan and Francis Terry. The projects assembled here highlight the awareness of a sustainable localism and the continuity of traditional building crafts on a global scale and reveal the resilience and originality of traditional building cultures despite the enormous economic and cultural pressures of contemporary development. This is an optimistic vision of a new breed of traditional architects who endeavor to enrich the future while honoring the past.

Title: Traditional Architecture: Timeless Building for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Sagharchi, Alireza; Steil, Lucien; Krier, Leon [Preface]; HRH The Prince of Wales [Foreword];

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Rizzoli: 2014-02-18

ISBN/UPC Number: 0847840808

ISBN/UPC Number 13: 9780847840809

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: new

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 9780847840809

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