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Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano

The Art of Making Buildings

By (author) Alistair Guthrie
By (author) Fulvio Irace
By (author) John Tusa
By (author) Kate Goodwin
By (author) Lord Rogers of Riverside
By (author) Lorenzo Ciccarelli
By (author) Luis Fernandez-Galiano
By (author) Roberto Benigni
By (author) Winkler

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  • An insight into the work of Renzo Piano, the architect responsible for such iconic landmarks as the Shard in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York
  • Accompanies a major exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, from 15 September 2018 to 20 January 2019
Full Description
One of the world's most renowned architects, Renzo Piano was born in Genoa in 1937 into a family of Italian builders. He is responsible for such iconic landmarks as the Shard in London, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The Renzo Piano Building Workshop, based in Paris and Genoa, fosters this spirit of collaboration and mentoring, and continues to pioneer groundbreaking architecture that challenges and inspires. This book, which accompanies an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, provides an intimate look at the life and work of a man who believes passionately that architecture should make a positive contribution to people and place. An exclusive interview with Piano himself introduces this exceptional publication, before a series of texts by major figures from the worlds of culture, engineering and building, including the Oscar-winning actor and director Roberto Benigni, the artist Susumu Shingu and the architect Richard Rogers, Piano's co-designer of the Centre Georges Pompidou.
About the Author
Sir John Tusa is an arts administrator and journalist. Kate Goodwin is Head of Architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Roberto Benigni is an Oscar-winning actor and director. Lorenzo Ciccarelli is an architectural historian teaching at the University of Florence and author of Renzo Piano Before Renzo Piano (2017). Luis Fernandez-Galiano is Professor at the Technical University of Madrid's School of Architecture. Alistair Guthrie is a Fellow and Building Design Consultant at Arup. Fulvio Irace is Professor of History of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan. Richard Rogers was Piano's co-designer of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, was founding partner of Richard Rogers Partnership and is now founding partner of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. Paul Winkler is former director of the Menil Collection, Houston.
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Specifications
Publisher
Royal Academy of Arts
ISBN
9781910350713
Published
23rd Nov 2018
Binding
Paperback / softback
Size
230 mm x 170 mm
Pages
160 Pages
Illustrations
140 color, b&w
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