Renzo Piano Box I: The Whitney Museum, New York; The Shard, London; The Stravos Niarchos Foundation, Athens

Renzo Piano Box I: The Whitney Museum, New York; The Shard, London; The Stravos Niarchos Foundation, Athens

Renzo Piano Box I: The Whitney Museum, New York; The Shard, London; The Stravos Niarchos Foundation, Athens

by Renzo Piano

"One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting again." -Renzo Piano The Renzo Piano Box is a set of highly collectible volumes by star architect Renzo Piano. The box is an elegantly designed slipcase that envelops three (11" x 11") gorgeously printed paperbound books, each showcasing one of the great architect's iconic buildings: The Whitney Museum, in New York; The Shard in London; and the Stravos Niarchos Foundation in Athens. Callaway plans to publish a box every season, each with three different titles, and to bring to the many readers and fans of Piano's astonishing architectural masterpieces his entire series of collected works. The Whitney Museum, New York In 2015, the new home of the Whitney Museum opened to the public in downtown Manhattan's Meatpacking District, substantially enlarging the Whitney's exhibition and programming space. The new building includes some 4,650 sq. meters of gallery space distributed over the fifth, sixth and seventh levels. The fifth level boasting a 1670 sq. meters, column-free gallery - making it the largest open-plan museum gallery in New York City. The book includes many architectural drawings and the text at the end of the book provides the reader with a "behind the scenes" view. A conception of the museum that starts from the work of art to arrive at the architectural project. A journey that takes the reader through time and space during its realization. The Shard, London: The London Bridge Tower, the tallest building in Europe, also known as the Shard, is a 72-storey, mixed-use tower located beside London Bridge Station on the south bank of the river Thames. A mix of uses - residential, offices and retail - creates a building that is in use 24 hours a day. The slender, pyramidal form of the tower was determined by its suitability to the mix of large floor plates at the bottom for offices; restaurants, public spaces and a hotel located in the middle; private apartments at the top
  • Category:Architecture , Individual Architect
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  • Publication Date:01/03/2019
  • Edition:0
  • ISBN:9780935112269
  • Format:Soft Cover
  • Delivery time: approx. 14-21 business days*

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