The Pritzker Architecture Prize: The First Twenty Years
Martha Thorne, Colin Amery, J. Carter Brown, William J. R. Curtis, Bill N. Lacy
great complete colour test. distinction distinction round edges of a few pages, yet i don't imagine an individual will flip one's nostril up.
The world's so much very popular structure award is well known during this generously illustrated version, which celebrates chosen structures and initiatives by way of all the 21 winners. 370 illustrations, two hundred in complete color.
There is not any Nobel Prize for structure, yet ever due to the fact that 1979 the Pritzker structure Prize has crammed that hole. although simply over two decades outdated, it's the top identified and so much glamorous of 5 significant foreign architectural awards.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 lodge architecture--who fund the prize, that is provided each year to a residing architect for a physique of labor instead of to or for a unmarried construction. through the years, the high-powered Pritzker jury has been catholic in its tastes, honoring well-established applicants reminiscent of Philip Johnson, James Stirling, I.M. Pei, Luis Barragan, Kenzo Tange, Renzo Piano, Fumihiko Maki, and Richard Meier; talented boat-rockers comparable to Robert Venturi and Frank Gehry; and a few lesser-known practitioners. the outcome is a typically full of life mixture of 21 winners from 12 international locations 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 comprises 370 well-reproduced illustrations, 2 hundred of them in colour. additionally it is essays by way of 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. for those who discover a dressmaker of curiosity right here, you'll choose to hunt down a extra finished e-book on his paintings. (Yes, all of the honorees up to now were men.) --John Pastier
From Library Journal
The annual Pritzker structure Prize, usually defined because the Nobel prize of structure, used to be validated by means of the Hyatt starting place 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 gained. This publication, released via the artwork Institute of Chicago at the social gathering of an convey surveying the prize's 21-year historical past, is the single compilation of its style. The ancillary details (introductory essays, a historical past of the prize, short biographies of the architects, bibliographies, etc.) turns out to be useful, however the great thing about this quantity is in its presentation of the "portfolios" of every winner's paintings (there are 370 illustrations, two 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 steered for public and educational libraries.AJay Schafer, Bay course Coll. Lib., Longmeadow, MA
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