The first complete overview of the work of the Norwegian architect, illustrated with sketches, drawings, models and a fine selection of photographs.
Complete works] This monograph, published for the retrospective exhibition held in Vicenza at the Basilica Palladiana, analyzes the figure of the Norwegian architect, identifying the dominant themes underlying all his work: respect for the site, not subordinated to natural characteristics, but translated into a sort of “rational contrast”; repetition of equal modules, a feature of all the projects; and, above all, the primary role of construction as a means of expression.
The book begins with an essay by Christian Norberg-Schulz analyzing the general characteristics of Fehn’s work and introducing the reader to his architecture. The works are presented in chronological order, with critical profiles and commentary, illustrated with sketches, preparatory drawings, models and photographs of constructed works. The volume also includes a complete listing of works, a bibliography, biographical notes and indices.