Ben Johnson: Foster in View

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Prestel, 2009 - Photography - 192 pages
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For more than thirty years Ben Johnson has been

documenting the work of one of today's most acclaimed

architects in photographs that have served as source material

for his own neo-realist paintings. Included in this intimate

volume are nearly all of Foster's most celebrated projects,

such the Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, the Hong Kong

and Shanghai Bank, the restoration of the Reichstag, Hong

Kong and Beijing Airports; and the Great Court at the British

Museum. Johnson's images allow readers to explore the

ineffable qualities of Foster's architecturehis use of light and

shade, innovative materials and attention to natural and manmade

surroundings. Fans of Foster will find much to discover

in this unique amalgam of architecture and art.

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Contents

Section 1
32
Section 2
91
Section 3
170

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About the author (2009)

Architectural critic and historian Charles Jencks is the author of, among many other titles, Le Corbusier and the Tragic View of Architecture (Doubleday 50M copies sold to date)., The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, and The Architecture of the Jumping Universe.

David Jenkins is also the author of Training Speed and Endurance. He is also a sports scientists and has a Ph.D. in exercise physiology.

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