Architect : the pritzker prize laureates in their own words
Robert Mallet-Stevens et ses photographes. La collection Jean-Louis Cohen
Année : 06/2018
Auteur : Kazuyo SEJIMA , Ryue NISHIZAWA , Peter ZUMTHOR , Jean NOUVEL , COLLECTIF
Editeur : THAMES AND HUDSONDate parution : 10/2010
Jean Nouvel speaks of the similarities between film and architecture, Robert Venturi finds ideas in 'gas stations as well as Borromini and Chartres', James Stirling believed that the best architecture was 'a gift to the city.
' And Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa aspire to a certain evanescence in their work, what they call their own 'imaginative principles.
' These comments are among the abundance of ideas, hopes and inspirations expressed in this richly assembled volume, where the voice of the architect is privileged over the more customary critic or scholar.
Here, it is the architects themselves - 35 Pritzker Prize laureates, deemed the leading architects in the world - who speak directly tous about what they do and why.
Along the way, they answer such questions as, What did the architect intend?
Why is a building a given shape, or made with certain materials?
What about the landscape, or the constraints of a city?
And what about us - how much are we, the public, considered when an architect first begins to imagine a building?
Architect is the first book to document what the Pritzker Prize laureates have said and written about their field.
Paired with their running commentary is a selection of their major built works, seen in more than 700 images.
The results are illuminating.
Architect is organized chronologically, taking as its starting point today, zoio, and retracing the laureates back to the debut of the Pritzker Prize in 1979.
Each profile features approximately four to six important built works, which in sum reflect the diversity of our lives, including schools and libraries, museums, places of worship, corporate headquarters, residences, civic centres, shops, airports, courthouses, stadiums and hotels.
The Pritzker Prize architects, who collectively have shaped our built environment at the end of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first, talk about what matters to them - light, materials and sustainability, for example - as well as their heroes and what buildings they admire.
Collectively, they prove what Jorn Utzon, much beloved by his peers, once remarked, 'First and last, you have a relationship with the people who are to use the buildings.
' Architect speaks directly and passionately to each of us about our built world.
The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Awarded annually to a living architect by an independent jury of experts, its stated purpose is 'to honour a living architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those qualifies of talent, vision and commitment, which has produced consistent and significant contributions to humanity and the built environment through the art of architecture.' The Pritzker Prize was established by the Pritzker family of Chicago through the Hyatt Foundation in 1979. Ruth Peltason is an editor and writer. She runs Bespoke Books, an editorial studio specializing in the development, editing, writing and design of books on the arts. Her various projects include Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes, Creative Time: The Book, 33 Years of Public Art in New York City, and Jewelry from Nature. She was previously Senior Editor, Director of Design & Style Books at Abrams. She lives in New York City. Grace Ong-Yan, Ph,D. is an architect, architectural historian, educator and writer who specializes in modern and contemporary architecture in America and Europe. In addition to having worked as an architect in two of the Pritzker Prize laureates' offices, she has taught and lectured at a number of universities and institutions, including Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Yale University, Bard Graduate Center and the Barnes Foundation. She lives in Philadelphia.
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Nbr de pages : 376
Poids : 2300 gr
ISBN 10 : 0500342652
ISBN 13 : 9780500342657