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Architettura & Natura Design e Artificio
Architecture & Nature: Design & Artifice
[In English & Italian]
Edited By Emilio Ambasz
Mondadori Electa, Milan, Italy
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
510 Pages, Illustrated, 9 x 12 1/4"
OUT OF PRINT
An updated version of the monography dedicated to Emilio Ambasz
published to mark two important exhibitions celebrating the
architect, one at the Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the other at the
Forum Grimaldi in Montecarlo.
This is an updated and expanded version of the volume dedicated to
Emilio Ambasz (Argentina, 1943), a versatile, extraordinarily innovative
artist, who could turn his hand with equal success to architecture,
town planning, industrial design, interior decorating or furniture
design. His best known projects are the Mycal Cultural Centre in
Sanda, Japan, the Museum of American Folk Art in New York and the
greenhouses for the botanical gardens in San Antonio, Texas.
Ambasz, who was often called ‘a narrator of fairy tales’, is difficult to
slot into any traditional form of criticism. Each of his projects and
constructions was characterised by his passionate search for
originality, his resistance to any tame idea of modernism and by close
links between nature and architecture.
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