Tropical Modernism is a beautiful, lavishly illustrated book detailing the modernist influence on residential architecture and gardens in the tropics. Over thirty projects from Fiji to San Juan, from Brazil to India are presented in full color, complete with floor plans and landscape designs. Residential architecture has seen a strong return to the modernist vernacular world wide and no more so than in the tropics. Here expansive, open floor plans, vast walls of glass and the use of indigenous materials associated with the modern house seems so perfectly suited to the casual lifestyle found in the tropical regions.
The book presents the modernist houses of well known and emerging architects working in over twenty countries. It also shows the context in which these houses are built and shows the landscapes in which these houses are placed.
This is the first book to look at the modernist influences on residential architecture in the tropics. Equally important, it is the first to look at the modern gardens associated with these houses.
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James Grayson Trulove has written, edited or published nearly thirty books on architecture, landscape architecture, art and graphic design. He is the author of The New American Cottage (Watson-Guptill, 1999), The New American Garden (Watson-Guptill, 1998), Pocket Gardens (William Morrow/HBI, 2000), Studio Apartments (William Morrow/HBI, 2000), Ten Landscapes: Raymond Jungles and Ten Landscapes: Shunmyo Masunno (Rockport Publishers, 1999). His forthcoming books include: New Design: Berlin (Rockport Publishers, 2000), Porches and Other Outdoor Spaces (Rockport Publishers, 2000), That Way (Rockport Publishers, 2000), Museum Architecture, Designing for a Destination (Rockport Publishers), and The New American House 3 (Watson-Guptill, 2001). As co-founder of Spacemaker Press, Trulove published over twenty titles on landscape architecture and monographs on landscape architects. He resides in Washington, D.C. and New York, NY.Review:
This lavishly illustrated trip around the world will be a welcomed book on a rainy afternoon. -- Boca Raton Magazine,July/August 2002
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Book Description HarperCollins Design International, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0066209315