In this completely revised and up-to-date edition, the world's most accomplished architects -- Gehry, Pei, Meier, Nouvel, Piano, and 37 more-express their views on creativity, inspiration, and legacy in this visually stunning, one-of-a-kind collection.
The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Architect includes all 42 recipients of the Pritzker Prize, and captures in pictures and their own words their awe-inspiring achievements. Organized in reverse chronological order by laureate each chapter features four to six of the architect's major works, including museums, libraries, hotels, places of worship, and more. The text, culled from notebooks, interviews, articles, and speeches illuminates the architects' influences and inspirations, personal philosophy, and aspirations for his own work and the future of architecture. The book includes More than 1000 stunning photographs, blueprints, sketches, and CAD drawings.Architect offers an unprecedented view into the minds of some of the most creative thinkers, dreamers, and builders of the last three decades and reveals that buildings are political, emotional, and spiritual.
About the Author
Ruth Peltason is an editor, author, and lecturer. She runs Bespoke Books, an editorial studio specializing in books on the cultural arts. She is the author of David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler and Living Jewels: Masterpieces from Nature; and a book on jewelry and modernism. As editor, her books include Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes, and Creative Time: The Book, 33 Years of Public Art in New York City. Ms. Peltason has lectured on jewelry at museums such as LACMA and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and for Christie's and Sotheby's. She was previously Senior Editor, Director of Design & Style Books at Abrams. She lives in New York City.
Grace Ong Yan is an architectural historian and architect who is currently teaching at IE University in Segovia, Spain, and at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia. Previously, Dr. Ong Yan taught at Parsons School of Design, SUNY Buffalo, and Yale University, among others. She has practiced architecture in the offices of Renzo Piano and I.M. Pei, and is the author of a forthcoming book on corporate modernism and branding. Dr. Ong Yan received her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.Arch. at Yale University. She and her family live in Philadelphia.