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Mario Botta : light and gravity : architecture, 1993-2003

Author: Mario Botta; Gabriele Cappellato; et al
Publisher: Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The buildings of the acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta are characterized by their preference for clear architectural forms that juxtapose lightness and weight. This monograph examines recent examples of this theme and shows how the architect's choice of materials emphasizes craftsmanship and geometric order. Botta's finished buildings are presented alongside designs which have not been realized or are ongoing,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildband
Named Person: Mario Botta; Botta, Mario <1943->; Mario Botta; Mario Botta; Mario Botta; Mario Botta; Mario Botta
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mario Botta; Gabriele Cappellato; et al
ISBN: 3791331868 9783791331867
OCLC Number: 56654928
Notes: Originally published in Italy in 2003 as Mario Botta : luce e gravità : architetture 1993-2003.
Description: 267 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Light and gravity / Mario Botta --
"Bottiana" / Giuliano Gresleri --
Space, geometry and light / Lionello Puppi --
The drawings of Mario Botta / Heinrich Thelen --
Works: Jean Tinguely museum, Basle --
Bruxelles Lambert bank, Geneva --
"Cumbre de las Americas" monument, Santa Cruz de la Sierra --
The Cymbalists Synagogue and Jewish Heritage Center, Tel Aviv --
Swisscom Centre, Bellinzona --
Municipal library, Dortmund --
San Carlino, Lugano --
Villa Redaelli, Bernareggio --
Friedrich Dürrenmatt centre, Neuchâtel --
National youth sports centre, Tenero --
Harting offices, Minden --
Piazzale della Pace, Parma --
Noah's ark. Jerusalem --
National bank of Greece, Athens --
TCS offices--Tata consultancy services, Noida, New Delhi --
Two weekend houses, Lorcarno-Cardada --
MART--museum of modern and contemporary art, Rovereto --
Chapel for the Mite Giannetti D'Angiolo foundation, Azzano di Seravezza --
Petra winery, Suvereto --
Central bus terminal, Lugano --
Kyobo tower, Seoul --
TCS offices--Tata consultancy services, Hyderabad --
Pope John XXIII pastoral centre, Seriate --
Façade for the parish church, Genestretio --
Noise protection, Chiasso --
Tour de Moron, Mallerey --
Projects: Church at Maplensa airport, Milan --
Church of Santo Volto, Turin --
New Mariinsky theatre, St Petersburg --
Objects: 13 vases --
Chair.
Other Titles: Mario Botta.
Light and gravity : architecture, 1993-2003
Responsibility: edited by Gabriele Cappellato ; with contributions by Mario Botta ... [et al. ; translated from the Italian by Catherine Bolton].

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"The buildings of the acclaimed Swiss architect Mario Botta are characterized by their preference for clear architectural forms that juxtapose lightness and weight. This monograph examines recent examples of this theme and shows how the architect's choice of materials emphasizes craftsmanship and geometric order. Botta's finished buildings are presented alongside designs which have not been realized or are ongoing, demonstrating the extraordinary creative process of this modern visionary."--Jacket.

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