In Search of Bawa: Master Architect of Sri Lanka


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In Search of Bawa: Master Architect of Sri Lanka answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka's pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. Eminent Bawa scholar and biographer David Robson introduces us to Bawa's world, life, education and work.

The book includes a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scattered throughout Sri Lanka, Many are considered "pilgrimage sites" by up-and-coming architects, designers and lay people interested in his extraordinary and enduring talent. Insightful texts, contemporary and archive photographs and a plethora of drawings illustrate the individual buildings that range from private dwellings to public buildings, schools and hotels. Each is representative of Bawa's pioneering work on tropical modernism. The book ends with a brief section on buildings that have

been transformed, lost or are at risk for one reason or another.

By David Robson, photography by Posingis Sebastian.

- Hardcover
- 144 pages, 8.5 × 9.5 × 0.6 inches
- Illustrated throughout in color
- 2017

SKU: 37377

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