Parallax

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Princeton Architectural Press, Nov 1, 2000 - Architecture - 350 pages
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What makes Steven Holl one of the most celebrated architects working today? As we learn in Parallax, his success comes from his sculptural form making, his interest in the poetics of space, color, and materiality, and his fascination with scientific phenomena. Holl reveals his working methods in this, his biggest and most ambitious book yet on his work-part treatise, part manifesto, and part, as Holl writes, "liner notes" to fifteen recent projects, some never before published.

Parallax traces Holl's ideas on topics as diverse as the "chemistry of matter" and the "pressure of light," and shows how they emerge in his architectural work: "strange attractors" at Cranbrook, "porosity" in his new dormitory at MIT, "tripleness" in the new Bellevue Art Museum in Washington. The result is a book that provides a personal tour of the work of one of the world's most esteemed architects.

Parallax is designed by Michael Rock of the award-winning design firm 2x4. It is our fourth book on Holl's work, following Anchoring, Intertwining, and The Chapel of St. Ignatius.

 

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User Review  - Jimmy - Goodreads

one of his best books. something new every time i read it. i guess i'd call it a monograph, but it's not a typical one. the book is divided into sections based around several ideas (like light, or material), and he weaves the work into those ideas. Read full review

Review: Parallax

User Review  - Goodreads

one of his best books. something new every time i read it. i guess i'd call it a monograph, but it's not a typical one. the book is divided into sections based around several ideas (like light, or material), and he weaves the work into those ideas. Read full review

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Steven Holl is a famous American architect whose recent work includes the new dormitory at MIT.

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