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The Resource Architecture in wood : a world history, Will Pryce

Architecture in wood : a world history, Will Pryce

Label
Architecture in wood : a world history
Title
Architecture in wood
Title remainder
a world history
Statement of responsibility
Will Pryce
Creator
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wood has unique qualities, yet is undervalued or ignored in histories of architecture. However, leading designers around the world are increasingly drawn to it to satisfy social and environmental needs. Will Pryce, the most admired architectural photographer in Britain, has travelled the world seeking both famous and obscure buildings in wood. Intensely dramatic but not over-dramatized, technically flawless, but not merely documentary, his photographs convey all the excitement of encountering these amazing structures first hand. In the substantial text he shows how the wooden heritage of Japan grew from its Buddhist history; how Russia's carpenters determined its iconic domes; how Norway's stave churches contain clues to her pagan past; how Turkic tribes brought the yali from Asia; how the settlers of New England would use a provincial English tradition on the new continent; and how, today, sophisticated architects such as Peter Zumthor and Renzo Piano are inventing an eloquent new wooden architecture
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pryce, Will
Dewey number
721.0448
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Building, Wooden
  • Building, Wooden
  • Building, Wooden
  • Architectural woodwork
  • Architecture
Target audience
adult
Label
Architecture in wood : a world history, Will Pryce
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn941878781
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
Compact edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780500343180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941878781
Label
Architecture in wood : a world history, Will Pryce
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn941878781
Dimensions
30 cm
Edition
Compact edition.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780500343180
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)941878781

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