Stones Against Diamonds

Author(s): Lina Bo Bardi

theory and history | AA

This collection of essays is the first-ever English anthology of her writings. It includes texts written when she was still living in Italy as well as later contributions to a number of Brazilian newspapers, journals and magazines. An acute critic and a creative thinker, Bo Bardi proposes a series of new parameters for design thinking and practice, such as the notions of 'historical present', 'roughness' and 'tolerance to imperfection'. Presented collectively, her texts present a wealth of inspirational thoughts articulated in a refreshingly simple, straightforward fashion.


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General Fields

  • : 9781907896200
  • : Architectural Association Publications
  • : Architectural Association Publications
  • : February 2012
  • : May 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lina Bo Bardi
  • : Paperback
  • : 160