Gwathmey Siegel, the award-winning New York-based firm, is acclaimed for its extraordinary houses as well as its high-profile cultural, corporate, and educational work. In the tradition of the highly successful Gwathmey Siegel: Buildings and Projects (Vols. 1 & 2), Rizzoli now presents Gwathmey Siegel: Apartments.
Gwathmey Siegel has long been the architect of choice for clients who want to combine extravagance with an intellectually rigorous, well-crafted modernism. While the houses for which they are so justly renowned often exceed 20,000 square feet, the apartments they have designed are frequently one-tenth that size. The work, however, does not suffer from this reduction in scale, rather it takes on a stunning intensity-as if the ideas encompassed in the bigger houses are in the apartments compressed into tight, concentrated forms. Expressing an unsurpassed level of detail and craftsmanship, the 17 apartments featured in this monograph document the evolution of the firm's design ethos over 30 years of practice from a minimalist modernism to what has sometimes been described as baroque modernism.
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Charles Gwathmey has been awarded several prizes and honors throughout his career, including the first Yale Alumni Arts Award from the Yale School of Architecture and a lifetime achievement award from the New York State Society of Architects.
Robert Siegel received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University in 1963. In 1983, he organized the Pratt Institute Student Intern Program at the Gwathmey Siegel office, part of his continuing interest in nurturing the skills of young architects.
Brad Collins has designed and edited more than 30 architectural monographs, including most recently Rizzoli's Gwathmey Siegel: Buildings and Projects 1992-2002.
Paul Goldberger is the architecture critic for The New Yorker and has won the Pulitzer Prize for his work at The New York Times. He is the author of the forthcoming book Up From Zero: Politics, Architecture and the Rebuilding of New York and wrote the introduction to Rizzoli's Bricks and Brownstone.
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