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Academy Editions, Limited, 1994 - Architecture - 143 pages
This book concentrates upon the relationship between detail, economy and form in architecture, the stamp of Professor Gowan's innovative buildings which place him in a class of his own. His prolific architectural ventures and achievements are recorded here in the form of a series of articles written by the architect himself. These span the last twenty-five years and are accompanied by a wealth of illustrations and line drawings, resulting in a book which is both highly informative and rich in visual content. Gowan writes with humour and verve, discussing his own works along with those of great architects such as Vanbrugh, Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Louis Kahn, and Palladio in particular, who has been a lasting influence upon him. Eight chapters explore the different aspects of London, Europe, planning, technology, the house, projects, theory and America.

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