May 17, 2004
This work examines built forms which, by actively celebrating a particular place, time or pattern of material being, seem able in a number of ways to enhance our experience of existence. In addition to highlighting the transcultural human benefits of such environments, the book also illustrates generally applicable strategies for revealing these universal parameters in built forms.
It is suggested that greater use of such techniques could not only help to sustain environmental and cultural identities against the homogenising effects of globalisation, but can also heighten our appreciation of the peculiar condition of 'being here now.'
This research was undertaken and published with the assistance of grants from the Japan Foundation and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
192 p., 28 x 22 cm