By Martha Thorne, Colin Amery, J. Carter Brown, William J. R. Curtis, Bill N. Lacy
Great complete colour experiment. distinction distinction round edges of a few pages, yet i don't imagine someone will flip one's nostril up.
The world's so much very hot structure award is well known during this generously illustrated version, which celebrates chosen constructions and initiatives through all the 21 winners. 370 illustrations, two hundred in complete color.
There is not any Nobel Prize for structure, yet ever considering that 1979 the Pritzker structure Prize has stuffed that hole. even though simply over two decades outdated, it's the most sensible identified and so much glamorous of 5 significant foreign architectural awards. The prize takes its identify from the Pritzker kin of Chicago--hoteliers whose dramatic, atrium-centered houses revolutionized inn architecture--who fund the prize, that's offered each year to a residing architect for a physique of labor instead of to or for a unmarried development. through the years, the high-powered Pritzker jury has been catholic in its tastes, honoring well-established applicants comparable to Philip Johnson, James Stirling, I.M. Pei, Luis Barragan, Kenzo Tange, Renzo Piano, Fumihiko Maki, and Richard Meier; proficient boat-rockers equivalent to Robert Venturi and Frank Gehry; and a few lesser-known practitioners. the result is a ordinarily full of life mixture of 21 winners from 12 countries and 4 continents.
This ebook is a pleasant creation to the paintings of the various top designers of the final new release or . it's a handsomely designed large-format quantity that includes 370 well-reproduced illustrations, two hundred of them in colour. it's also essays through 5 writers: editor Martha Thorne, Pritzker officers J. Carter Brown and invoice Lacy, architectural historian William Curtis, and critic Colin Amery. And so much of its pages comprise brief portfolios that includes 3 of every honoree's buildings--just adequate to whet one's urge for food. in case you discover a dressmaker of curiosity right here, you could choose to hunt down a extra finished publication on his paintings. (Yes, all of the honorees to date were men.) --John Pastier
From Library Journal
The annual Pritzker structure Prize, usually defined because the Nobel prize of structure, was once verified via the Hyatt origin in 1979. The checklist of previous Pritzker winners reads like an architectural who's who: Philip Johnson, James Stirling, Kenzo Tange, Frank O. Gehry, I.M. Pei, and, such a lot lately, Renzo Piano have all received. This booklet, released by means of the paintings Institute of Chicago at the get together of an express surveying the prize's 21-year background, is the single compilation of its variety. The ancillary details (introductory essays, a background of the prize, short biographies of the architects, bibliographies, etc.) comes in handy, however the fantastic thing about this quantity is in its presentation of the "portfolios" of every winner's paintings (there are 370 illustrations, 2 hundred in color). those nice landmarks of recent structure were captured through the very best quality architectural images, making this quantity either informative and inspirational. hugely suggested for public and educational libraries.AJay Schafer, Bay direction Coll. Lib., Longmeadow, MA
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