New Tent Architecture

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Thames & Hudson, 2008 - Architecture - 208 pages
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Here is the first substantial publication to look at the most interesting membrane structures built around the world in recent years. The books introduction covers the architectural and cultural history of the tent and considers its origins, meaning and ecological elegance. At the heart of the book are thirty recent projects, grouped by theme and presented extensively through accessible text descriptions, photographs and line drawings. This wide-ranging survey of contemporary tensile building will be of immense appeal and use to architecture and design students and professionals, as well as engineers, developers and city planners.

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Architecture journalist and author Drew (Tensile Architecture) has a long-standing interest in tents, and he sees a bright future for tensile architecture in today's fast-paced, mobile world ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Philip Drew has been researching tents for several decades. He is the author of monographs on Harry Seidler, Glenn Murcutt, and Arata Isozaki, and is a regular contributor to international architecture and design magazines. He lives in Sydney, Australia.

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