Thomas Karsten (1884–1945) was one of a small group of modern Dutch architects who developed their careers in the Dutch East Indies in the first half of the 20th century. Karsten and his contemporaries laid the foundations of modern urban Indonesia, but his work to date has regrettably not received the international prominence it deserves. His contributions to architecture and town planning were extraordinary, including a radical integration, utilising modern architectural and functional principles, of the colonial urban environment with native social and cultural elements. Both a biography and architectural history, this book pays tribute to Karsten’s work and legacy.
384 pages, 24 x 17cm, softcover, Architectura & Natura (Amsterdam)