14 septembre 2005
The recent works of the acclaimed Swiss architect are presented in this
monograph on his world-renowned work and previously unpublished plans.
Mario Botta's buildings are characterized by simple, geometric shapes that
juxtapose lightness and weight. This richly illustrated monograph examines
Botta's most recent examples of this theme, as seen in the Kyobo Tower in Seoul,
the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basel, and
the Cymbalista Synagogue in Tel Aviv.
Hundreds of photographs, sketches, and plans illustrate the architect's
desire to create structures that adhere to and complement their locations, and
show how his choice of materials emphasizes craftsmanship and geometric order.
Botta's finished buildings are examined alongside plans which never saw
completion, demonstrating the extraordinary creative process of this modern
272 p., 29 x 24 cm