Kees Christiaanse, Jessica Bridger
Collected Texts on the Built Environment 1990–2018
- More than 20 texts by Kees Christiaanse (re-edited and annotated edition)
- Interview with Kees Christiaanse by Jessica Bridger
- Including drawings, watercolours and sketches by Kees Christiaanse
Kees Christiaanse is one of the field’s most influential forces in urban design over the last half-century. Textbook spans 30 years of the well-known urban designer and architect Kees Christiaanse’s thinking about cities. He is responsible for large urban projects, including Hamburg HafenCity, Rotterdam’s waterfront revitalization and London’s Olympic Legacy Plan.
The collected texts range from charting the influence of the bicycle on his thinking about future mobility to the examination of dominant concepts and projects in the contemporary built environment. Illustrations of Christiaanse’s sketches, personal notebook pages and watercolours complement this unique collection.
Kees Christiaanse is the author of a multitude of books and essays about architecture and urban planning and was recently awarded with the lifetime honour ‘2016 RIBA International Fellowship’ for his particular contribution to architecture.
ISBN 978-94-6208-442-1 | June 2018 | available | Kees Christiaanse; ed.: Jessica Bridger | design: Studio Joost Grootens | Dutch, English | paperback | 11 x 18 cm | 256 pages | illustrated (120 full color)