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In two volumes some of the most beautiful, recently finished, private houses from all five continents have been illustrated, selected on the basis of a single criterion: the close link between architecture and nature.
They are architectural tours de force, located in the most remote and breathtaking sites in the world.
Nature is in essence beautiful. It is the fruit of wonderful associations between the elements of our world.
Architecture is also beautiful in essence, because it is the result of reflection followed by a construction which transforms or completes the environment to offer men an appropriate habitat: it procures him shade when the sun shines, shelters him from the rain, protects him from wind and cold, frames the views.
Nature can be sublimated by architecture and architecture can be glorified by nature. So nature and architecture appear to be insolubly linked, the structure is enmeshed with its environment.
This is where Jean-Luc Laloux comes in: a photographer impassioned by architecture who takes us with him on a voyage without frontiers. If the association is there and it exists you have to share it. He teaches us to look through his lens to wake our senses. To satisfy our thirst for beauty... for poetry in visions.
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 20th May 2010
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 34.0 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 2.57