Published by Taschen, Piano provides a compact insight into the career of the Italian architect Renzo Piano (b. 1937). Co-designer of the Pompidou Center in Paris, Piano has contributed to many high-profile cultural spaces around the world. Written by art historian Philip Jodidio, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
Travel from Osaka, Japan, to Bern, Switzerland, and through many cities, structures, and islands in between, to explore the staggering scope of the Renzo Piano repertoire. From the “inside-out” Pompidou to the airy shells of the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Nouméa, New Caledonia, this essential architect introduction reveals a restless visionary, constantly experimenting with scale, material, and form.