XS : Big Ideas, Small Buildings

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This book is a celebration of the small, the compact, the unexpected little buildings we encounter in the landscape or cityscape that give us pause to ponder their meaning or that make us appreciate the elegance of their creation. From the spectrum of functions and styles of these structures, it is clear that size imposes no limits on creativity and utility is no constraint to beauty.

Thinking small can be a wonderfully constructive exercise - and it can even bring a little joy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 170 x 180 x 28mm | 776g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • 0500341818
  • 9780500341810
  • 482,977

Table of contents

Introduction - Big ideas, small packages * 1. Shelters for Meditation * 2. Objects in the Landscape * 3. Furnishing the City * 4. The Functional Sublime * 5. Anytime, anywhere
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Review quote

'Stylish and informative' - The Architects' Journal
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About Phyllis Richardson

Phyllis Richardson is former research editor of Architectural Digest and has edited numerous books on architecture and design.
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