In Search of BAWA

Master Architect of Sri Lanka


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ISBN: 9781780679136 Category:

David Robson


This book answers some important questions about Geoffrey Bawa, Sri Lanka’s pre-eminent architect, and his legacy. A sizeable introduction to Bawa’s world, life, education and work is reviewed by eminent Bawa scholar, David Robson. This precedes a site-by-site tour of 45 of his buildings scatterd 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.

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Weight 784 g
Dimensions 21.5 x 24.2 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 28 November 2016
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Photographs by Sebastian Posingis
Dimensions 21.5 x 24.2 cm
Weight 784 g