The Allure of the Classical
The work presented in this volume, Porphyrios' third monograph, includes a selection of university buildings at Princeton, Oxford and Cambridge; major office buildings; resorts and hotels; private villas and residences; masterplans and urban regeneration projects.
Vincent Scully, Professor Emeritus of History of Art at Yale University has written the Foreword. Essays by Kenneth Powell, architecture critic and writer and Ellis Woodman, architecture critic and director of the Architecture Foundation in London, tell the story of Porphyrios' rise to international acclaim. "His buildings at Princeton or Oxford or Cambridge embody the whole texture of the place. Porphyrios has the fundamental conviction," writes Vincent Scully, “that in architecture it is the whole human settlement that counts. Buildings are all parts of the city as a whole and in an intimate relationship with the natural world.”
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Hardcover 352 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications 01 Edition 2016