Building for South Asia

Building for South Asia

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Architect Polk Believes That Words About Buildings Are Always Secondary To The Buildings Themselves. In Architectural Presentation, Buildings Themselves Are The Central Facts, And He Sees That This Is True In His Own Architectural Autobiography.Nevertheless, Alongwith The Many Plates That Some Measure Illustrate This Work, Polk Has Included Observations On Diverse And Unreconciled Situations That Help Explain The Special Cases Of The Artistry Of Space, Structure, And Form In His Designs. He Never Handed Down Abstract Form, And He Would Say That The Words Of His Book-Or Indeed Any Critique-Do Not Alter The Buildings. They Are Neither More Nor Less Because Of The Written Word.All The Buildings In This Architectural Autobiography Are Polk S Personal Designs And Belong To His Practice In South Asia, 1952-1964.ith the Karachi Polytechnic Institute, my first large work in Asia, it was necessary to have a swift, strong design because of the harsh ... This discord was taken as the primary asset of the interior landscape of this man-made oasisa€”the basis for anbsp;...

Title:Building for South Asia
Author: Benjamin Polk
Publisher:Abhinav Publications - 1993-01-01

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