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Renzo Piano: The Complete Logbook

Renzo Piano, Kenneth Frampton

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Renzo Piano presents in his own words the works on which he has built his reputation over a career of fifty years

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Renzo Piano has created some of the most emblematic buildings of our age, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Shard in London, the Parco della Musica in Rome, and the New York Times Building in New York City. Here, Renzo Piano himself – whose many international awards include the prestigious Pritzker Prize – presents in his own words the works on which he has built his reputation over a span of 50 years.

More than eighty works are described (almost twice as many as featured in the original edition that this volume supersedes), accompanied by over 1,000 images, including new photographs, drawings and sketches, both intimate and authoritative, all with commentaries by the architect that combine personal anecdote and technical description with original insights. This is an unmatched introduction to the work of one of the world’s most influential and inspiring architects.

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'A fascinating read'
The Times

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Book Details

Format: Quarterbound/PLC (no jacket)

Size: 24.5 x 24.5 cm

Extent: 420 pp

Publication date: 8 December 2016

ISBN: 9780500343104

Contents List

Introduction • Over 70 projects

About the Author

Renzo Piano is a world-renowned architect, recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal, the AIA Gold Medal and many other prestigious awards. The Renzo Piano Foundation and his practice, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, are based in Genoa, Italy.

Professor Kenneth Frampton is a distinguished architectural historian and the author of many books, including Renzo Piano: The Complete Logbook and Le Corbusier, both published by Thames & Hudson. He is Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.