Lucien Steil’s book In the Mood for Architecture, Tradition, Modernism & Serendipity offers an illuminating and refreshing perspective on contemporary traditional architecture, and what it stands for today. Distilling a wealth of experiences as an architect, artist, teacher and writer, Lucien explores the grounding principles of traditional architecture; principles proven to bring harmony, vitality and variety to the built environment, as the continuing appeal of historic cities testifies. His comparisons between traditional and modern cities sharpen one’s own sensibility for the relationship between cultural heritage and local context, between the time-tested and the new.
Lucien Steil. In the Mood for Architecture, Tradition, Modernism & Serendipity. Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 2018.