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Synopsis: World-renowned architect Cesar Pelli has distilled the wisdom and experience gained through many years of practice into this deeply felt book meant for those interested in or about to embark upon the profession of architecture. His passion and understanding for the richness and complexity of architecture is transmitted throughout this personal volume.
Pelli discusses what it is that makes architecture unique among the arts: that it stands at the junction of a profession and an art, that its completion is final, that it is meant to be inhabited and taken over by its inhabitants. He bases his analysis on eight principal "connections": time, construction, place, purpose, culture, design process, constituency, and oneself. Each connection is discussed using historic and contemporary examples in both the text and illustrations. After the general discussion, Pelli turns to first-person commentary, using examples and illustrations from his own work, including such important buildings as Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (the world's tallest building), the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, and the World Financial Center complex in New York City.
This heartfelt volume is both a practical account of the building of art and a lyrical reflection on the art of building. Guidebook, history, manual, it is truly an architectural autobiography with resonance far beyond the "young architects" for whom it is titled.
Educated in Argentina and the United States,
About the Author: Cesar Pelli worked with Eero Saarinen for ten years before moving to Los Angeles to join the firms of Daniel, Mann, Johnson & Mendenhall and, later, Gruen Associates. Pelli has always combined practice with teaching. From 1977 to 1984 he was dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University, and in 1977 he founded Cesar Pelli & Associates. Pelli received the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects in 1995.
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Book Description The Monacelli Press Inc, New York, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Paperback in good condition. The cover is creased by the front lower leading corner, slightly affecting the pages within. The rear of the cover and spine have a few dents and scores. The rear spine side is bumped on the head. All pages are clean, with clear text and images. CM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 466604
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