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Steven Holl


Comprehensive monograph on one of America's greatest living architects by award-winning author and architecture critic Robert McCarter.


Robert McCarter


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Comprehensive monograph on one of America's greatest living architects by award-winning author and architecture critic Robert McCarter.

Robert McCarter has known and taught with Holl for over 30 years and provides an authoritative and personal examination of Holl and his work.

Offers an extensive overview of both realized and unrealized works and the inspiration behind them.

A must-own book for architects as well as for students of the discipline.

Richly illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs and Holl's own watercolours.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 288 pp
Illustrations: 400 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714870212

Robert McCarter is a practicing architect and has been Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis since 2007. He taught previously at the University of Florida, where he was Director of the School of Architecture from 1991–2001, and Columbia University, among other schools. He has written for numerous international publications, and his books include:Carlo Scarpa (2013), Understanding Architecture, co-authored with Juhani Pallasmaa (2012), Louis I Kahn (2005), On and By Frank Lloyd Wright: A Primer of Architectural Principles (2005), Frank Lloyd Wright (1997), Unity Temple (1997), and Fallingwater (1994), all by Phaidon Press. He has also published Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References (2012) Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Lives (2006); and William Morgan: Selected and Current Work (2002), among other books.

Contents and sections:

INTRODUCTION / RETROSPECT
To Enlarge Space — Beginnings in Architecture


CHAPTER 1: Archetype / Experience

1-1. Five Unbuilt Designs

  • 01. Sokolov Retreat, St. Tropez, France
  • 02. Gymnasium Bridge, South Bronx, New York
  • 03. Bridge of Houses, New York, New York
  • 04. Urban Proposal for Porta Vittoria District, Milan, Italy
  • 05. Amerika-Gedenkbibliothek, Berlin, Germany
  • 1-2. Five Early Built Works

  • 06. Pool House and Sculpture Studio, Scarsdale, New York
  • 07. Cohen Apartment, New York, New York
  • 08. House at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
  • 09. Pace Collection Showroom, New York, New York
  • 10. Hybrid Building, Seaside, Florida
  • 1-3. Edge of a City: Five Urban Designs

  • 11. Erie Canal Houses, Rochester, New York
  • 12. Stitch Plan, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 13. Spatial Retaining Bars, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 14. Spiroid Sectors, Dallas, Texas
  • 15. Parallax Towers, New York, New York
  • CHAPTER 2: Anchoring / Intertwining

  • 16. Void Space / Hinged Space Housing, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 17. Stretto House, Dallas, Texas
  • 18. Palazzo del Cinema, Venice, Italy
  • 19. Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle, Washington
  • 20. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
  • CHAPTER 3: Luminosity / Porosity

  • 21. Cranbrook Institute of Science Addition, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
  • 22. Sarphatistraat Offices Addition, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 23. Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington
  • 24. Simmons Hall, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 25. Higgins Hall Addition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
  • 3-1. Black Swan Theory:Five Houses

  • 26. Y-House, Catskills, New York
  • 27. Little Tesseract House, Rhinebeck, New York
  • 28. Nail Collector’s House, Essex, New York
  • 29. Writing with Light House, Long Island, New York
  • 30. Planar House, Phoenix, Arizona
  • CHAPTER 4: Tactility / Topography

  • 31. School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 32. Swiss Embassy Residence, Washington, DC
  • 33. Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Addition and Renovation, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 34. Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, Herning, Denmark
  • 35. Knut Hamsun Museum, Hamarøy, Norway
  • CHAPTER 5: Hapticity / Urbanity

  • 36. Linked Hybrid, Beijing, China
  • 37. Horizontal Skyscraper / Vanke Center, Shenzhen, China
  • 38. Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China
  • 5-1. Five Built Works

  • 39. Cité de l’Océan et du Surf, Biarritz, France
  • 40. Sliced Porosity Block, Chengdu, China
  • 41. Daeyang Gallery and House, Seoul, Korea
  • 42. Campbell Sports Center, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • 43. Glasgow School of Art Addition, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 5-2. Ten Works in progress

  • 44. Sail Hybrid, Knokke-Heist, Belgium
  • 45. LM Harbor Gateway, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 46. Princeton University Center for Creative and Performing Arts, Princeton, New Jersey
  • 47. New Art Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
  • 48. Queens West Branch Library, New York, New York
  • 49. Hangzhou Music Museum, Hangzhou, China
  • 50. Institute of Contemporary Art, VCU, Richmond, Virginia
  • 51. Houston Museum of Fine Arts Addition, Houston, Texas
  • 52. Tianjin Eco-City Ecology and Planning Museums, Tianjin, China
  • 53. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Expansion, Washington, DC
  • CONCLUSION / PROSPECT: Expanding Reality — Concept, Time, and Interiority

    Endnotes
    Steven Holl Architect, Staff
    Acknowledgements
    Selected Bibliography
    Index
    Table of Contents

    "The most comprehensive monograph... The words provide an impressive perception and authority" —Surface Magazine

    "This volume treats Holl as one of the greatest living architects... This is a well-illustrated must-have for students of the architect's work." —Metropolis

    "This uncommonly intelligent monograph shows why Holl is likely the next American recipient of the vaunted Priztker Architecture Prize." —San Francisco Chronicle

    "This is one for inspiration" —Selectism

    "I definitely believe in ideas driving a design, and that makes me different from the people who pretend to be phenomenologists. I am very different from them: you must have an idea to drive a design. I am much closer to Peter Eisenman or Zaha Hadid than I am to Zumthor. Le Corbusier always had an idea; and so did Louis Kahn. That's for me enormously important. I also believe that you don't need to know what that idea is to appreciate a building." —Steven Holl in Architectural Review

    "McCarter's prodigious output of architectural monographs reaches new heights with this penetrating volume." —Publishers Weekly

    "Steven Holl has a new monograph that any diehard fan would love to get their hands on." —Archinect

    "Headlining the best new architecture titles."—Architectural Digest

    "Phaidon's richly illustrated book on Holl's work."—Architizer

    "Holl's routine of painting each morning echoes [Le Corbusier's] approach to architecture as a fine art... McCarther provides a methodical and suitably studious narrative... The range of work is truly impressive and has a consistent rigour... This substantial monograph demonstrates Phaidon's usual flair for high production values."—RIAS Quarterly

    "[R]evisit [Holl's] impressive oeuvre... with his new monograph."—Archinect

    "Richly Illustrated."—Archdaily

    "The most comprehensive monograph... The words provide an impressive perception and authority" —Surface Magazine

    "This volume treats Holl as one of the greatest living architects... This is a well-illustrated must-have for students of the architect's work." —Metropolis

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