David Obson is the author of a comprehensive monograph on the world-renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa called Geoffrey Bawa: The Complete Works, and Bawa: The Sri Lanka Gardens. He has known Anjalendran since 1971. Photographer Waruna Gomis trained as an architect and was one of the famed architect Geoffrey Bawa's last assistants. He currently runs Lightangle, a photo agency.
"Robson, an authority on Sri Lankan modern design (Bawa: The
Complete Works), presents an overview of his work: mainly houses,
villas, offices, and a large children's school. He combines poetic
local and historical traditions with industrialized modern design:
a combination of international bungalow style with the more
imaginary style of the great French modern architect Le Corbusier.
Verdict-Robson offers a well-written study and a beautifully
photographed survey aimed at designers, architects, and students of
both." -Library Journal
"I highly recommend it both for architects and interior designers who are looking for inspiration in exotic simplicity and intimate minimalism." -Busy Boo magazine