Renzo Piano: Projects and Buildings 1964–1983 (Architectural Documents / Electa & Rizzoli, 1983) by Massimo Dini gives a concise yet comprehensive presentation of the architectural production of architect Renzo Piano and his office.
The Italian architect Renzo Piano believes in craftsmanship, in the primacy of ‘making,’ but he also advocates the mastery of the latest in technology. The high-tech lable has been attached to his famed Centre Pompidou, the spaceship catapulted into the heart of Paris in the 1970s, although Piano claims the building is really a ‘gigantic piece of craftsmanship.’ Defying classification, his designs are almost bewilderingly varied, ranging from the space frames of the 1960s to an experimental car in the 1970s to the sophisticated museum of The Menil Collection in Houston, 1981–1983; from new buildings to rehabilitated old ones and the restoration of entire neighborhoods.
The innovative works of Piano are fully documented and copiously illustrated in this volume, and the perceptive text by Massimo Dini follows the architect’s often enigmatic development.
– Massimo Dini, Renzo Piano: Projects and Buildings 1964–1983 (Architectural Documents / Electa & Rizzoli, 1983), excerpt from the book description
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in good condition. The pages are clean, no markings, The glueing of the binding is fine. The covers show some minor signs of shelf wear and use; some toning on the spine.