The Pritzker Prize Laureates in Their Own Words
Black Dog & Leventhal, 9780316505055, 464pp.
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
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The Pritzker Prize is the most prestigious international prize for architecture. Architect includes all 42 recipients of the Pritzker Prize, and captures in pictures and their own words their awe-inspiring achievements. Organized in reverse chronological order by laureate each chapter features four to six of the architect's major works, including museums, libraries, hotels, places of worship, and more. The text, culled from notebooks, interviews, articles, and speeches illuminates the architects' influences and inspirations, personal philosophy, and aspirations for his own work and the future of architecture. The book includes More than 1000 stunning photographs, blueprints, sketches, and CAD drawings.Architect offers an unprecedented view into the minds of some of the most creative thinkers, dreamers, and builders of the last three decades and reveals that buildings are political, emotional, and spiritual.
About the Author
Grace Ong Yan is an architectural historian and architect who is currently teaching at IE University in Segovia, Spain, and at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia. Previously, Dr. Ong Yan taught at Parsons School of Design, SUNY Buffalo, and Yale University, among others. She has practiced architecture in the offices of Renzo Piano and I.M. Pei, and is the author of a forthcoming book on corporate modernism and branding. Dr. Ong Yan received her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.Arch. at Yale University. She and her family live in Philadelphia.