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Rooted in the real : writings on architecture by Geert Bekaert

Rooted in the real : writings on architecture by Geert Bekaert

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Geert Bekaert (1928) is the most influential and most productive architecture critic in the Dutch-speaking area. Since the fifties, he has been involved in every possible theoretical, critical or cultural debate on architecture. In Rooted in the real a broad selection of his writings is for the first time ever presented to an English-speaking audience. The book consists of four divisions: in part
Title
Rooted in the real : writings on architecture by Geert Bekaert
Author
Geert Bekaert
Editor
Christophe Van Gerrewey 1982-
Language
English
Edition
1
Publisher
Gent: WZW, 2011
535 p. : ill.
ISBN
9789077833155 (hardback)
Placing suggestion
710.6 (SISO) Architectuur (ZIZO)

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About Geert Bekaert

Geert Bekaert (1928–2016) was a Belgian architectural critic and writer on art and design. He was one of the most prolific non-fiction writers in the Dutch language of the late 20th-century. As a young man he was for some years a member of the Society of Jesus.

Bekaert's collected essays were published in nine volumes, 1985–2012. A selection of his essays has been published in English translation under the title Rooted in the Real (Ghent, 2008).

In 2006 Ghent University acquired his library for its Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

External links

  • Geert Bekaert, "Wie over architectuur wil spreken, sta op, en zwijge." Wonen–TABK, June 1983, pp. 10–27. In Dutch. Available online.

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