Kohn Pedersen Fox: architecture and urbanism, 1993-2002

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This is the third monograph from Rizzoli to feature the highly esteemed architecture of Kohn Pedersen Fox. Headquartered in New York and London, KPF initially distinguished itself through its dedicated attention to the development of the most characteristic and significant American building type, the skyscraper. KPF has since achieved international stature with their brand of refined modernism. Among the recent projects included in this monograph are: the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Baruch College in New York City, the Gannett/USA Today Building in McLean, Virginia and the Rodin Museum in Seoul, Korea. These projectsas well as others in Tokyo, Warsaw, Honolulu, Taiwan, Buenos Aires, Singapore, and The Netherlandsare brought together in over 500 stunning full color photographs and 250 architectural drawings. The structures themselvesthe overwhelming majority of which are shown finishedare renowned for their exploration and continuation of the legacy of modern architecture. The sleek, cutting-edge buildings represent the firm's diverse designs for institutional, academic, and corporate clients around the world. As befits their skyscraper-architect reputation, KPF has designed what will be, upon completion in Shanghai, the world's tallest building.

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The too-often faceless glass-and-steel postmodern architecture dominating the world's big cities is creatively manipulated by "KFP," which builds big, but which finds ways to incorporate a harmonious ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ian Luna is an architectural writer and lives in New York City.

Kenneth Powell is a contributor to numerous architectural journals and is the author of Rizzoli's Architecture Reborn as well as definitive studies on the work of Sir Norman Foster and Richard Rogers.

Joseph Giovannini is a nationally known architectural writer and former critic for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He has contributed to many architecture books, including Rizzoli's previous monograph on Kohn Pedersen Fox.

Carol Herselle Krinsky is Professor in the Department of Fine Arts, New York University. A past president of the Society of Architectural, she is the author of five books, including Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore Owings & Merrill and Rockefeller Center.

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