jueves, 23 de junio de 2011

book | Hearst Tower : Foster + Partners

Hearst Tower : Foster + Partners / Norman Foster, Joseph Giovannini.
Munich [etc.] : Prestel, 2010.
96 p. : fot., planos

ISBN 9783791344935*
Foster and Partners.
Hearst Tower.
Rascacielos - Estados Unidos.
Biblioteca A-72 FOSTER HEA

This book follows the evolution of the Hearst Tower in New York City from first sketches through to completion, as designed and executed by Foster + Partners.

Hearst Tower revives a dream from the 1920s, when the publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst commissioned a six-storey Art Deco building on Eighth Avenue, anticipating that it would one day form the base for a tower. The challenge in designing such a tower was to establish a dialogue between old and new, and in the process create something fresh. The tower’s distinctive facetted silhouette—unique on the Manhattan skyline—is complemented by a lobby conceived on the scale of a bustling town square. Occupying the entire floor plate of the old building, this space provides access to all parts of the tower and a social focus for the Hearst community. This is a monograph that will appeal to all those interested in architecture and design.

Norman Foster is the Founder and Chairman of Foster + Partners. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1999 and the Praemium Imperiale in 2002; and in 2009 he became the twenty-ninth laureate of the Prince of Asturias Award for Arts.

Joseph Giovannini is an architectural designer, critic and writer. He has been a contributor to the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and The New York Times and to a number of books on contemporary architecture and design.

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