Renzo Piano by Francesco Dal Co
Many years after the first monographs dedicated to the Genoese architect Renzo Piano, the publishing house Electa presents a work entrusted to the care and authoritative criticism and judgment of Francesco Dal Co.
An attentive connoisseur of Piano's work, Dal Co accompanies with his words to the understanding of the work of the greatest contemporary Italian architect who, more than any other, has been able with his commitment to honor architecture and has masterfully contributed to keeping its name high.
Organized into chapters as many as the works presented in the volume, Dal Co takes the reader on a dense and passionate journey through Renzo Piano's most significant and crucial architectural works around the world: from the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (1971-77) to the Menill Collection in Houston (1982-87), from the Beyeler Foundation Museum in Basel (1991-97) to the Niccolò Paganini Auditorium in Parma (1997-2001), from the renovation and expansion of the Morgan Library (2000-06) to the skyscraper for the New York Times (2000-07), both in New York, to the Art Institute of Chicago (2000-09) and the newly inaugurated expansion of the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth (2013).
Photographs from his personal album, study sketches, working drawings, photographs of construction sites and of the built works make up the rich iconographic apparatus of the volume, most of which was never published before.