Renzo Piano has created some of the most emblematic buildings of our age, including the New York Times Building in New York City, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Shard in London, and the Parco della Musica in Rome. Here, Renzo Piano himself—whose many international awards include the prestigious Pritzker Prize—presents in his own words the works on which he has built his reputation over a span of fifty years.
Over one hundred works are featured, accompanied by over one thousand images of Piano’s work around the world including new photographs, drawings, and sketches, both intimate and authoritative, all with commentaries by the architect that combine personal anecdote and technical description with original insights.
No other architecture book will appeal to such a broad range of professionals and general readers alike. This is an unmatched introduction to the work of one of the world’s most influential and inspiring architects.
An impressively comprehensive book.
— Architectural Record
Renzo Piano is a world-renowned architect, recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal, the AIA Gold Medal,and many other prestigious awards. The non-profit Renzo Piano Foundation and his practice, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, are based in Genoa, Italy.
Kenneth Frampton was the Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, where he taught from 1972 until 2020. In 2018 he was awarded the Golden Lion of of the Venice Biennale. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.