In/Formed by the Land: The Architecture of Carl Abbott FAIA


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In/Formed by the Land: The Architecture of Carl Abbott FAIA This extensive monograph highlights both key masterworks and Abbott's creative evolution, highlighting the architect's process of finding form through investigation of the site and its natural attributes.  In addition to public projects and luxury residential homes, the book also covers paper projects, public housing projects, experiental sculpture and urban furniture. The monograph serves as an excellent companion to the upcoming Museum exhibition, Carl Abbott: Architecture for Nature

Hardcover; 256 pages

About the Author:
The work of Florida based architect Carl Abbott melds his interests in ancient design concepts, sculptural forms and the ever-changing dance of light and nature. Having grown up in the rural 'low-country' of Georgia, Abbott gained a deep respect for the environment, which has influenced his life's work. He feels deeply that landscapes and light shape people, and he has mastered a unique way of bringing them both into our spaces and our lives. After receiving his undergraduate degree, with honors from the University of Florida, with studies under Buckminster Fuller, Abbott went on to Master's studies under Paul Rudolph and Louis Kahn at Yale. Later, he started his own firm in 1966 becoming part of Rudolph's Sarasota School of Architecture, which was revolutionary in its way of working with the land, sun, and breezes. Earlier in his career Abbott worked in Hawaii, in New York with I.M. Pei, and in London with Yale classmates Norman Foster and Richard Rogers.

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