Author(s): Robert McCarter
A timely overview of the pioneering work of the acclaimed Irish architectural practice Dublin-based Grafton Architects (founded by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara in 1978) has built up an impressive body of work over its 40-year history, ranging from houses in Ireland to public buildings in Italy, France, the UK, and Peru. In this long-overdue study, respected architectural writer and critic Robert McCarter presents 60 of Grafton's built and unbuilt projects and brings to light their principled and ethical approach, which is committed to making a profound difference to the lives of their buildings' users.
Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and academic who has been Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis since 2007. He has published widely, and his books for Phaidon include: Steven Holl (2015), Carlo Scarpa (2013); Understanding Architecture, co-authored with Juhani Pallasmaa (2012); Louis I Kahn (2005); On and By Frank Lloyd Wright (2005); and Frank Lloyd Wright (1997).