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Global Citizen

Global Citizen

The Architecture of Moshe Safdie

By (author) Sarah Williams Goldhagen
By (author) Donald Albrecht


  • Includes photography by award-winning photographer Gus Powell, and scholarship on Safdie's work by leading scholars
  • Explores the buildings of a renowned architect and the philosophy that shapes them
  • The book accompanies a touring show, going to two US venues: September 10, 2015 January 10, 2016, National Academy Museum, New York, New York, and February 15, 2016 - May 13, 2016, BSA Space, Boston Society of Architects, Boston, Massachusetts
Full Description

Today, as architecture is reasserting its role in popular culture, the architect Moshe Safdie’s buildings are exemplars of what has been be termed ‘progressive contextualism’ – an important way of thinking globally about building. Accompanying a traveling exhibition, Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie explores this renowned architect’s buildings and the philosophy that shapes them. Safdie’s canonical works combine the social activism and advanced technologies of modernism, with profound respect for historical and regional context. This elegantly designed book features stunning photography and essays examining Safdie’s role in the move toward architectural globalization, as well as his use of architecture as a medium for political, religious and cultural agendas. The catalogue also features a unique illustrated essay by Safdie examining the architect’s thoughts on the future of the global city at the start of the 21st century. Contents: America’s Unquietest Library: Salt Lake City Public Library Gus Powell; Creating a Sense of Place Robert Workman; An Extraordinary Journey Uri D. Herscher; Creating a Humanist Architecture Donald Albrecht; Portfolio: Selected Buildings 1967-2009 44; Architecture As Vocation Sarah Williams Goldhagen; Habitat of the Future Moshe Safdie; An Experience of Serenity and Calm: Skirball Cultural Center.
Also available: Safdie ISBN 9781864705591 $150.00 For Everyone a Garden ISBN 9781864706383 $38.00 Building Crystal Bridges ISBN 9781785510140 $9.95 Moshe Safdie 1 ISBN 9781864701623 $85.00 Moshe Safdie 2 ISBN 9781864701630 $85.00

About the Author

Donald Albrecht is Curator of Architecture and Design at the Museum of the City of New York, as well as an independent curator. He has organized major exhibitions and books for such institutions as the Library of Congress, the Getty Center and the Smithsonian Institution. Sarah Williams Goldhagen is a critic, historian, and theorist of modern and contemporary architecture. She is the architecture critic for The New Republic and editor of Positions: On Modern Architecture and Urbanism/ Histories and Theories.

Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers Ltd
15th Oct 2015
USA & Canada
10.39 in x 11.42 in
144 Pages
95 color, 45 b&w
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