The Thinking Foot – A Pedestrian Study of Paving
|Author||Thomas A P Van Leeuwen|
|Publisher||Jap Sam Books|
"The Foot" is the undisputed authority on matters of surface. 'The Thinking Foot' is an inquiry into theundervalued qualities of "Surface" – in particular both the quantity and quality of the surface of our cities – demonstrated by a history of paving and the multiple consequences of hard surfaces. It is the last part of the tetralogy - with each volume centred on the relationship of architecture to one of the four classical elements: The Skyward Trend of Thought: Metaphysics of the American Skyscraper (Air), The Springboard in the Pond: An Intimate History of the Swimming Pool (Water) and The Magic Stove: Barry, Soyer and The Reform Club (Fire and the present volume (Earth).
|248 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, hb, English|
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