The Italian master’s complete oeuvre
Some architects have a signature style. What sets Piano apart is that he applies his coherent set of ideas in extraordinarily different ways. It takes more than a quick glance to see his touch on such individual structures as the Pompidou Center, The New York Times Building in New York, and his 72-story London Bridge Tower. Each project is a renaissance, because, as Piano himself explains: “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.”
This XXL-sized monograph, jam-packed with more than 200 new pages illustrated by photographs, sketches, and plans, spans Piano’s career to date and the many existences of his singular aesthetic. Ongoing works like the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA, the Emergency Children’s Surgery Center in Entebbe, Uganda, or the JNBY Headquarters in Hangzhou are presented with photos fresh from the site.
Also available as an Art Edition accompanied by a print, limited to 200 copies
“Piano remains a master of mechanics and lightness.”
— L’Express Mag, Paris
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel, Shigeru Ban, Oscar Niemeyer, and Zaha Hadid.
|Cover||Hardcover with 8 fold-outs|
|Dimensions||cm 30,8 x 39,0|
|Language/s||English, French, German|
|16 libri di architettura da portare nel 2019||Artribune||www||26-12-2018|
|Renzo Piano, 50 anni da archistar||GQ Italia||www||09-01-2019|