Renzo Piano’s personal account of his work, fully illustrated and including his most recent projects. Kenneth Frampton is a distinguished architectural historian. He is the author of many books, including Modern Architecture and Le Corbusier in the World of Art series, and Kengo Kuma, Modernity and Community: Architecture in the Islamic World and Building Brasilia, all published by Thames & Hudson.
Over 1,000 illustrations 24.5 x 24.5 cm 420pp hardback ISBN 978 0 500 343104 January £48.00
Renzo Piano The Complete Logbook Foundation Renzo Piano • Foreword by Kenneth Frampton 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 Auditorium 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 80 works are described, accompanied by over 1,000 images, including new photographs, drawings and sketches, 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.
‘The architect walks a knife-edge between art and science, between originality and memory, between the daring of modernity and the caution of tradition’ Renzo Piano