Steven Holl Architects: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts REACH Expansion
Written by Steven Holl, Text by Barry Bergdoll
Named America's Best Architect by Time magazine in 2001 "for buildings that satisfy the spirit as well as the eye," Steven Holl is known for an experimental approach to architecture that is at once romantic, humanistic, and resplendently modern. Ranging across the globe, his multifarious body of work-including the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland; Beijing Looped Hybrid, an apartment complex in China; and the highly anticipated Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City-demonstrates a profound appreciation for the subtleties, power, and possibilities implicit in the materials of his trade: light, space, form; concrete, steel, glass. Marked by what has been called a "unique husbandry of space" (Time), Holl's work invites the participation of the observer in a joyful celebration of light and shadow, a festival in which movement becomes integral, where clouds passing through the night sky interact with shifting planes of heaven-bound glass. Steven Holl: Architecture Spoken offers the reader unprecedented access to the thought processes and work of this groundbreaking, cutting-edge architect through his own words-and more than 300 sumptuously photographed illustrations.
About The Author
Steven Holl is a professor in the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and an architect in New York. Steven Holl Architects, established in 1977, has won many awards and his work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1991, he created the final exhibition in the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis series Architecture Tomorrow, that featured the visionary work of 6 young architects.Lebbeus Woods, architect, artist, and author, is widely regarded as one of the most original architectural visionaries working today.