Architecture for me is elation, it holds promise, imagination, life - executed in beauty, defined by style and light, holding within its boundaries love. My first introduction to the architecture of Bobby McAlpine was the beautiful South African Cape Dutch style home whose exterior you see above and interior is pictured below. Composed and perfectly situated with generous living room windows collecting the beauty of nature; a personal artwork that changes with time and seasons.
His new book Poetry of Place: The New Architecture and Interiors of McAlpine by Rizzoli is just that, poetry- verses of love, insight, vision, execution, and absolute authenticity. It is simply GORGEOUS, and quiet frankly a pleasure to read. I wish I could show you every page, but poetry is always best when read ourselves, because then it goes from our head to our hearts, to our vision. I have included an upcoming schedule of appearances, celebrations, book signings, and lectures that I am sure you would want to attend.
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B E A U T Y, T R U T H, A N D L O V E
" 'Come let me love you,' said the house. Some houses beckon to us this way. They are anthropomorphic and emotionally alive. Their character and soul exceed their parts. They have a voice and give us one as well, reminding us that we are loved lavishly and unreservedly, that we are free to get things wrong without fear of abandonment, that we are called to create our lives out of glorious individuality. This kind of beauty includes us. It feeds emotions we are starving for and captures feelings we know well." - Bobby McAlpine
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My sincere congratulations to architect Bobby McAlpine, along with his partners Greg Tankersley, Chris Tippett, John Sease, David Baker, Ray Booth, and Susan Ferrier, and coauthor Susan Sully on a truly gorgeous new book.
A personal thank you to Lizzy Hyland of Jill Cohen Associates - Where Beautiful Books Begin and Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. for the opportunity.
All the best to you both, always.
Quote: Bobby McAlpine
Photos: By Permission of Rizzoli, USA