Architecture Concepts (Hardcover)

Red is Not a Color

By Bernard Tschumi

Rizzoli, 9780847837977, 776pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2012

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An autobiographical look at the work of a seminal modernist architect. This is the first comprehensive treatment of the architecture of Bernard Tschumi. Part monograph, part architectural theory, and part story, the book narrates a three-decade journey through a personal history of architecture and architectural ideas, intertwining theory, practice, and hypothetical projects with forty built works. From Tschumi’s many written works, such as Architecture and Disjunction and The Manhattan Transcripts to such renowned projects as the Parc de la Villette in Paris, major concert halls in Geneva, Switzerland, and in Rouen and Limoges, France, a high-rise in Manhattan, the Vacheron Constantin Headquarters in Geneva, the Paris Zoo, and the Acropolis Museum in Athens, the book presents a profusely illustrated tour through the work of the architect, set in the context of a rich history of architectural ideas. Written for the layperson as well as the specialist, the book is an entertaining narrative about the condition of architecture today.

About the Author

Bernard Tschumi is one of today’s foremost architects, with offices in New York and Paris. He has taught architecture at the Architectural Association in London, Princeton University, and Cooper Union in New York. He was dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University from 1988 to 2003 and is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Architecture.

Praise For Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color

“A captivating mid-career retrospective that can be thumbed through, read, put down, and returned to over and over again. A word of warning, though: once you think you’ve finally pinned down the true essence of this mercurial mind, you read another section, even at random, and find that you have to rethink the entire thing all over again. And yet, you enjoy it.” ~Inform