Moshe Safdie I The Millennium Series
The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA and Canada
Size: 9.5 in x 13.5 in
Illustrations: 256 color, 365 b&w
Name of series: The Millennium Series
- Moshe Safdie is one of the truly great architects of our time. He became famous for Habitat, a project he designed for the Canadian Expo '67
- Safdie is considered one of the greatest and most energetic living architectural thinkers
- Includes essays by Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybcynski and Michael Sorkin
- First book of a two-volume set. First volume features Habitat, the National Gallery of Canada, Hebrew Union College, restoration of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem, the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and other high-profile international projects
Influenced by the diverse cultures of Canada, Israel and the USA, Moshe Safdie's architecture displays a richly evolving tectonic and spatial sensibility. During 40 years of practice, Safdie has designed cultural, educational, and civic institutions, housing, mixed-use complexes and airports, and has developed designs for existing urban districts and entirely new cities. In this two-volume monograph, more than eighty of his projects are illustrated with spectacular photography, original design sketches and text.
Volume One features an essay by Safdie on his architecture and influences. Each of the essays by Paul Goldberger, Peter G. Rowe, Witold Rybczynski and Michael Sorkin cover a different facet of Safdie's oeuvre.
The projects include his seminal Habitat project for the Canadian Expo '67, the National Gallery of Canada, Hebrew Union College and the restoration of the Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem; the Skirball Museum and Cultural Center in Los Angeles; housing in the USA and Southeast Asia; and urban designs for Montreal, Senegal, Singapore and the new city of Modi'in in Israel.
Moshe Safdie II ISBN 13: 9781864701630