A tribute to the late Professor Eric Lye, the research and writing of the book. Manuel Vicente: Caressing Trivia started seven years before he passed away in 2003. The publishing of the book is intended to bear a few repercussions — Professor Lye’s dedication to his students who were the inspiration and drive for his creativity and architectural education; a calling for ‘knowing one’s beginning’; and ‘our identity’ in an age of experiencing the dynamics of cultural hybridity.
Manuel Vicente: Caressing Trivia is about Manuel Vicente, a Portuguese architect who practices extensively in Macau and whose design and symbiosis express a unique architectural synthesis of Western and Chinese cultures, leaving an influential mark on present day Macau.
Professor Lye leads us towards an appreciation of, not only Vicente’s architecture, but also of his thoughts, conceptual approach, and his sensitivity to ‘care and sing about’ trivia. Manuel Vicente: Caressing Trivia authored by Professor Eric K C Lye was launched on the 29th of July 2006 at the HKU SPACE 50th anniversary exhibition.
PROCEEDS FROM BOOK SALES ARE DONATED TO THE PROFESSOR ERIC LYE ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION FUND.
MANUEL VICENTE: CARESSING TRIVIA, Eric K C Lye
Softcover with jacket
H 222mm x W 220mm