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Botta: The Complete Works -- 3 Volume Set

Pizzi, Emilio

ISBN 10: 3764355301 / ISBN 13: 9783764355302
Published by Artemis, Zurich, 1993
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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The Complete Works of the Italian marvel, Mario Botta -- sold only as a Set of 3 volumes. Volume 1 covers his works from 1960-1985 (ISBN 376435530l), Volume 2, from 1985-1990 (ISBN 3764355387), and Volume 3 covers work from 1990-1997 (ISBN 3764355417). This is the definitive collection on Botta, and it would make a profound addition to your library. The combined weight is hefty, and would require additional shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 002082

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Title: Botta: The Complete Works -- 3 Volume Set

Publisher: Artemis, Zurich

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

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Mario Botta -- The Complete Works is the only complete edition of Botta's creative work co-designed and authorized by the architect himself; it is now internationally recognized as the definitive work on Botta.

These volumes draw a complete picture of Mario Botta's creative work as an architect, furniture designer, and exhibition and stage designer. Volume highlights include the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, the cathedral in Evry, the mountain chuch on Monte Tamaro (Ticino), the bank at Aeschenplatz, and the recently opened Tinguely museum, both of which are located in Basel. The newest projects are also introduced, such as the municipal library in Dortmund and the synagogue in Tel Aviv.

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Italian architect Mario Botta's serene geometric designs combine the architectonic precision of Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, the organicism of Frank Lloyd Wright and Romanesque architecture's sense of perpetuity and respect for the spirit of place. Proceeding from a 1961 vernacular stone parish house in Ticino, Switzerland, to an elaborate, unrealized 1985 design for housing on an island in Venice, this systematic survey of Botta's works--villas, schools, churches, banks, cultural centers, etc.--includes more than 600 photos and drawings, as well as a biographical profile. Pizzi, a Milanese professor and architect, charts the development of an empirical thinker with a vein of idealism, who has restored the arch and the column to a noble position in the repertoire of modern architecture.
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