A lavish monograph celebrating one of the revered and favourite American architects, recognized for his sensitivity to the character and traditions of the Pacific Northwest

Seattle-primarily based architect Jim Olson blends instantly, blank architectural strains and curving herbal surroundings with such ease that one forgets they weren’t all the time in cohesion. Over the process a profession spanning just about fifty years, in collaboration together with his spouse Tom Kundig, Olson has dependent a name for thoughtfully thought to be homes, obtrusive in initiatives that go well with and fortify their places in Mexico, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Northwest.

This updated survey of Olson’s paintings, focusing specially on his homes for artwork-amassing personal purchasers and big-scale inns, provides a shocking glance―by means of plans, sketches, and pictures―at the profession of a perfect American architect. The accompanying textual content comprises an advent by way of structure critic Aaron Betsky in addition to Olson’s personal reflections at the medium.

400 illustrations