A Real Living Contact with the Things Themselves - Irénée Scalbert
This book, by architectural writer Irénée Scalbert, bears witness to some of the more significant developments in architecture during the last 25 years. The essays alternate between detailed studies of major buildings, written while these were being designed or as they were being rediscovered after a period of oblivion, and broader historical surveys that seek out the origin of contemporary architectural ideas. More than its extent, however, what distinguishes this writing is that it is the result of direct experience – of interviews with architects, clients, engineers and users, and of the pleasurable, at times rapturous, contemplation of architecture.
Park Books, 2018
Design by Mathias Clottu
Softcover, 312pp 39 color and 59 b/w illustrations
165 x 215 mm