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By Martha Thorne, Colin Amery, J. Carter Brown, William J. R. Curtis, Bill N. Lacy

Great complete colour experiment. distinction distinction round edges of a few pages, yet i don't imagine a person will flip one's nostril up.

The world's so much extremely popular structure award is well known during this generously illustrated variation, which celebrates chosen structures and tasks through all of the 21 winners. 370 illustrations, two hundred in complete color.

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There is not any Nobel Prize for structure, yet ever due to the fact 1979 the Pritzker structure Prize has stuffed that hole. although simply over two decades previous, it's the top identified and so much glamorous of 5 significant overseas architectural awards. The prize takes its identify from the Pritzker relations of Chicago--hoteliers whose dramatic, atrium-centered homes revolutionized lodge architecture--who fund the prize, that is presented every year to a residing architect for a physique of labor instead of to or for a unmarried construction. through the years, the high-powered Pritzker jury has been catholic in its tastes, honoring well-established applicants comparable to Philip Johnson, James Stirling, I.M. Pei, Luis Barragan, Kenzo Tange, Renzo Piano, Fumihiko Maki, and Richard Meier; proficient boat-rockers akin to Robert Venturi and Frank Gehry; and a few lesser-known practitioners. the result is a often full of life mixture of 21 winners from 12 countries and 4 continents.
This e-book is a pleasant creation to the paintings of a few of the most sensible designers of the final iteration or . it's a handsomely designed large-format quantity that includes 370 well-reproduced illustrations, 2 hundred of them in colour. it is usually essays via 5 writers: editor Martha Thorne, Pritzker officers J. Carter Brown and invoice Lacy, architectural historian William Curtis, and critic Colin Amery. And so much of its pages comprise brief portfolios that includes 3 of every honoree's buildings--just adequate to whet one's urge for food. when you discover a clothier of curiosity right here, you could choose to hunt down a extra complete e-book on his paintings. (Yes, the entire honorees up to now were men.) --John Pastier

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The annual Pritzker structure Prize, frequently defined because the Nobel prize of structure, was once proven via the Hyatt origin in 1979. The record of prior Pritzker winners reads like an architectural who's who: Philip Johnson, James Stirling, Kenzo Tange, Frank O. Gehry, I.M. Pei, and, so much lately, Renzo Piano have all received. This ebook, released by means of the artwork Institute of Chicago at the party of an convey surveying the prize's 21-year background, is the single compilation of its style. The ancillary details (introductory essays, a heritage of the prize, short biographies of the architects, bibliographies, etc.) turns out to be useful, however the fantastic thing about this quantity is in its presentation of the "portfolios" of every winner's paintings (there are 370 illustrations, two hundred in color). those nice landmarks of contemporary structure were captured by way of the very best quality architectural images, making this quantity either informative and inspirational. hugely urged for public and educational libraries.AJay Schafer, Bay course Coll. Lib., Longmeadow, MA
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