Qualities of Duration: The Architecture of Phillip Smith & Douglas Thompson


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by Alastair Gordon. Published by Damiani/Gordon De Vries Studio , Bologna, Italy, 2012. First edition. Hardcover, illustrated boards. Quarto. 221pp. 350 illustrations. Fine, lightest shelf wear.

Since they met in 1966, Smith and Thompson have sought out a “softer” alternative to the legacy of “heroic modernism,” a quest for spatial quietude guided more by instinct and gradual accretion than enforced concept and ideology. Taking Bernard Rudofsky’s emphasis on forgotten vernacular buildings and “architecture without architects” as the underlying theme in their work.