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Author: Donald Albrecht, Sarah Williams GoldhagenCondition: NewFormat: HardbackPages: 144Publisher: Scala Publishers LtdYear: 2010ISBN: 9781857595871
Today, as architecture is reasserting its role in popular culture, the architect Moshe Safdie's buildings are exemplars of what has been be termed 'progressive contextualism' - an important way of thinking globally about building. Published to accompany a major international travelling exhibition, "Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie" will explore this renowned architect's buildings and the philosophy that shapes them. Safdie's canonical works combine the social activism and advanced technologies of modernism, with profound respect for historical and regional context. This elegantly designed book will feature new photography and essays examining Safdie's role in the move toward architectural globalisation, as well as his use of architecture as a medium for political, religious and cultural agendas. The catalogue will also feature a unique illustrated essay by Safdie examining the architect's thoughts on the future of the global city at the start of the 21st century.