Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works Volume 5

Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Complete Works Volume 5

by Peter Buchanan
     
 
One of the most acclaimed designers of his generation, Renzo Piano established his international reputation through his collaboration with Richard Rogers and Peter Rice on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Renzo Piano Building Workshop has since completed projects as diverse as the gallery for the De Menil Collection in the USA and the Columbus International

Overview

One of the most acclaimed designers of his generation, Renzo Piano established his international reputation through his collaboration with Richard Rogers and Peter Rice on the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Renzo Piano Building Workshop has since completed projects as diverse as the gallery for the De Menil Collection in the USA and the Columbus International Exposition in Italy. This series of three volumes covers his entire body of work to date.

Volume I features numerous case studies including the Bari Sports Stadium in Italy and the first stages of the Kansai Airport International Terminal in Japan. Widely acclaimed on publication, the book includes an authoritative introductory essay as well as specially redrawn drawings and plans.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

Renzo Piano has become one of the world's most prominent architects. This large-format volume in architect and journalist Buchanan's series on the artist examines 14 of Piano's latest creations. The far-flung group includes the New York Times Building, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas, and extensions to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Other designs in the volume are large office buildings, auditoriums, and a church, mostly in Europe. Several are conversions of existing structures. Buchanan analyzes each project and contributes thoughtful summary essays about Piano's current output. Piano's busy structural detailing can be distracting, but these diverse urban solutions showcase his sensitivity to site, scale, and context. The supporting color photographs and graphics are excellent. Recommended for libraries with comprehensive architecture collections.
—David R. Conn

Booknews
Renzo Piano came to international prominence as the architect, with Richard Rogers, of the Pompidou Centre in Paris. The work of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop is characterized by its sensitivity to genius loci and local tradition as well as by its mix of traditional materials and techniques with those from the leading edge of technology. In this and succeeding volumes, the architecture of the Workshop is presented comprehensively, with many new photographs and drawings. This first volume also shows key works from Piano's earlier practices and explains how current work evolved from them. Also described are the early formative influences on Piano. 10x11.75". Distributed in the US by Chronicle Books. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714844725
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
09/10/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 11.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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