Build, Memory (Hardcover)

By James Stewart Polshek

Monacelli Press, 9781580933629, 512pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

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Description

A look at a life in architecture from the architect of the Rose Center at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
James Stewart Polshek has witnessed changing architectural tastes, worked with numerous high-profile personalities, and designed many of America's most prominent buildings. His notable and immediately recognizable projects include the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the renovation and expansion of Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Committed to principles of community, history, and environment, Polshek has devoted his fifty-plus-year career to serving the common good. In "Build, Memory," he surveys his life's work in an accessible personal narrative, with a focus on the process of designing a building and working with clients to implement their vision. A lively narrative and abundant imagery guide the reader through the sixteen diverse and important structures that Polshek has named the highlights of his active and impressive career, revealing details about the history and development of these buildings along the way.


About the Author

James Stewart Polshek founded James Stewart Polshek Architect in 1963 and led the firm, later known as the Polshek Partnership, until 2005. A former dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, he is currently a member of the Public Design Commission of the City of New York.
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