Jim Olson: Building, Nature, Art

Author(s): Jim Olson; Aaron Betsky


Seattle-based architect Jim Olson blends straight, clean architectural lines and curving natural scenery with such ease that one forgets they weren't always in harmony. Over the course of a career spanning nearly fifty years, in collaboration with his partner Tom Kundig, Olson has established a reputation for thoughtfully considered buildings, evident in projects that suit and enhance their locations in Mexico, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Northwest.

This up-to-date survey of Olson's work, focusing chiefly on his buildings for art-collecting private clients and large-scale resorts, offers a stunning look--by way of plans, sketches, and photographs--at the career of a great American architect. The accompanying text includes an introduction by architecture critic Aaron Betsky as well as Olson's own reflections on the medium.


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  • : 9780500343333
  • : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty, Limited
  • : Thames & Hudson Australia Pty, Limited
  • : May 2018
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  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 720.92
  • : 324
  • : Jim Olson; Aaron Betsky