XS:Big Ideas, Small Buildings. – Richardson, Phyllis.

Richardson, Phyllis.


Publisher: Thames and Hudson. London. 2007
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Sq8vo, VI, 223pp. Hardcover in grey cloth board with embossed gilt title on front board and spine in excellent condition, with a description embossed on rear board too with an original barcode adhered to the rear board, no d/w present as issued, text in pristine condition with attractive patterned endpapers.. From the rear board:-“This book is a celebration of the small, the compact, the unexpected little buildings we encounter in the land or city scape 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. The chapters are “Shelters for meditation, Objects in the landscape, Furnishing the city, The functional sublime, Anytime, anywhere”.