Fresh Morphosis: 1998-2004

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One of the few truly visionary architects of large-scale commissions working today, Thom Mayne won the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize, his field's most prestigious award. Mayne's influential firm Morphosis, founded in the early 1970s, has maintained an avant-garde presence among contemporary architecture firms even as it has garnered high-profile, big-budget commissions around the world. Since Rizzoli published Volume I of the Morphosis series in 1989, the Los Angeles-based firm has attained the highest levels ...
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One of the few truly visionary architects of large-scale commissions working today, Thom Mayne won the 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize, his field's most prestigious award. Mayne's influential firm Morphosis, founded in the early 1970s, has maintained an avant-garde presence among contemporary architecture firms even as it has garnered high-profile, big-budget commissions around the world. Since Rizzoli published Volume I of the Morphosis series in 1989, the Los Angeles-based firm has attained the highest levels of international esteem and influence as it continues to push its intricate modernism into new territory. In the tradition of its three comprehensive and visually groundbreaking predecessors, this fourth volume packs 575 illustrations into its tour of Morphosis's activity at the turn of the twenty-first century. And like other series of Rizzoli monographs, the Morphosis series is considered the authoritative record of the firm's work. New works covered in Volume IV include the extraordinary Cal Trans Headquarters in Los Angeles, housing designed for New York's 2012 Olympics bid, the San Francisco Federal Office Building, the NOOA Satellite Operations Facility, and major housing projects in Toronto and Shanghai constructed of glass and high-tech materials demonstrating the appealingly iconoclastic modernism of Thom Mayne and Morphosis.
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This is the fourth in Rizzoli's series of monographs (the first published in 1989) documenting the work of Morphosis, a cutting-edge Los Angeles-based architectural design firm founded in the early 1970s. Morphosis's principal designer is Thom Mayne (architecture, UCLA; Michele Saee Buildings and Projects), who won the coveted Pritzker Prize in 2005, architecture's equivalent of the Nobel. Beautifully documented in this volume are more than 40 designs, including the restaurant Lut ce in Las Vegas (1999), Pudong Cultural Park in Shanghai (2003), and housing designed for New York's 2012 Olympics bid. The 575 illustrations-most in color-are accompanied by a stellar group of essays by a "Who's Who" of contemporary architectural writers and critics from around the world, from Peter Cook to Michael Sorkin. Mayne's aesthetic is irrepressibly cubist-i.e., full of thrusts and parries; shards and folds; and fragmentation and confrontation between form and structure, function and space, and surface and decoration. It's like living inside a Cezanne painting! Recommended to art and architecture libraries.-Peter Kaufman, Boston Architectural Ctr. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Thom Mayne is also a professor of architecture at UCLA, and one of the founders of the avant-garde institution SCI-Arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture) in downtown Los Angeles.
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