Some architects have a signature style. What sets Piano apart is that he applies his coherent set of ideas in extraordinarily different ways. It takes more than a quick glance to see his touch on such individual structures as the Pompidou Center, The New York Times Building in New York, and his 72-story London Bridge Tower. Each project is a Renaissance, because, as Piano himself explains: “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again.”
This updated monograph, illustrated by photographs, sketches, and plans
, spans Piano’s career to date and the many existences of his singular aesthetic. It includes new photographs of the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago
, and the Kimbell Art Museum Expansion
in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as a sneak peek at his current project, Valletta City Gate
in Valletta, Malta.