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Water and Architecture Hardcover – Mar 1 1994

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The interplay of water and architecture--in waterfront skylines, ports, houses, fountains, canals, plazas, natural and artificial lakes and pools--is the theme of this exquisite album. Skimming from ocean-straddling temples in Bali and Rome's grandiose Trevi Fountain to cities like Paris and San Antonio that are inextricably linked to their rivers, architect Moore's limpid essay is at once a loving celebration of water as source and symbol of life, and a searching inquiry into how architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Kahn manipulate water's physical characteristics and associations. Lidz's intuitive photographic vision seems perfectly attuned to this subject, and no one who ponders this globe-straddling photo-essay will look at water in quite the same way again. Architects' and Designers' Book Service main selection.

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Feast for eyes-sublime combination of prose & images Sept. 19 1999
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Water and Architecture is chocolate cake with vanilla-bean ice cream: A combination of two elements-Moore's prose and Lidz's images-that are wonderful on their own, but sublime in combination. The book is a feast for the eyes, with pictures and words so powerful as to be an evocation of sound and smell and taste and touch. What a beautiful finale for the proflific and beloved AIA Gold Medalist Charles Moore. What a showcase for the work of award-winning photographer Jane Lidz. What a pellucid and moving explanation of the relationship between water-oceans, fountains, canals and pools-and architecture. No one-especially no architect-could not love this beautiful book.

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