New Classicists - Architecture of the Cape Cod Summer: The Work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva - УЦЕНКА
The work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders reflects the special qualities of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. This is a region of stunning landscapes and water views, crisp ocean-reflected light, classic villages, and abundant opportunities for playful living. Architecture of the Cape Cod Summer presents more than ten years of evocative design and well-crafted construction that is rooted in this fabled place. In an architectural world increasingly polarized between strict revivalist classicism and "avant-garde" abstraction, the work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva displays a compelling third way. The book features twenty-five projects that range from modest to elaborate. Each is an individual creation tailored to its specific location and client. Several additional projects are depicted in a chronology of the firm's major work. The volume contains an eloquent introduction and text by Michael J. Crosbie, as well as forewords by renowned architects Cesar Pelli and Robert Venturi. An essay by John R. DaSilva, Design Partner, describes the firm's approach and revisits the genesis of the Shingle Style that is so influential in residential architecture today. Drawings by the firm and more than four hundred color photographs by leading architectural photographers illustrate this sixth volume of the New Classicists series.
From the Publisher, The work of Polhemus Savery DaSilva depicted in this book has been praised by some of the most well-respected architects in the world. The following are some of their comments:
"Here is architecture sublimely contextual within the natural/rural, cultural-historical place that is Cape Cod....teeming with exquisite details - rich and varied in their extreme beauty.... One is constantly fascinated and, at the same time, always at ease when outside and inside these intriguing buildings. Viva the joy and wit, the elegance and charm, of this architecture which is ultimately mannerist in its complex and contradictory quality!" Robert Venturi
"... they have reached deep into the architectural traditions of Cape Cod to produce charming and intelligent designs. The buildings... feel like up-to-date evolutions of Cape Cod architecture, deeply influenced by shingle-style architecture. This connection with the tradition of buildings of Cape Cod makes the designs... natural to the place and at the same time feel fresh and of our time." Cesar Pelli
"The world of Polhemus Savery DaSilva is so enormously refreshing, as this work takes the best of the Cape's context together with the architect's own personal approach and melds them into a body of uncompromising domestic architecture." Michael Graves
"The work of Polhemus Savery Dasilva beautifully melds the traditions of New England with the way we live today, affirming that an architecture of place trumps an architecture preoccupied with passing trends." Robert A.M. Stern
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