- ISBN 9780500342619
- 29.50 x 23.20 cm
- 382 Illustrations, 252 in colour
- First published 2010
For more than two decades, Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen has created a series of exquisite buildings and residences, from the Low Countries to New York, with profoundly elemental spaces enriched by a refined palette of materials. The results are sublime, rich, minimal yet tactile.
This is the complete monograph of Van Duysen’s work, including his domestic architecture, office and commercial spaces, as well as furniture and decorative objects for such leading international manufacturers as B&B Italia, Poliform and Swarovski.
Van Duysen celebrates the essence of form, the elegance of proportion and the refinement of hidden details. His is an architecture for connoisseurs, and this comprehensive publication reveals why he has become such a celebrated figure.
Over thirty projects are presented in detail, each with a project profile, many accompanied by specially commissioned photographs, along with a complete project chronology.
Collected together in a large-scale format, the book includes an introduction by noted architecture critic Marc Dubois and tributes by architects David Adjaye, Alberto Campo Baeza and Michael Gabellini, fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester and furniture designer Patricia Urquiola, all of whom provide fascinating insights into Van Duysen’s inspirational output.
Vincent Van Duysen was educated at the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas, Ghent. His architectural practice is based in Antwerp, Belgium.
Ilse Crawford is the founding editor of Elle Decoration magazine, and is one of the world's leading interior design consultants. Marc Dubois is an architecture critic and the author of several monographs on major contemporary architects.