Item description for Zaha Hadid - Space for Art: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati - Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art by Zaha Hadid, Paul Warchol & Helene Binet...
This publication presents the spectacular building in photographs by Helene Binet and Paul Warchol and essays by Charles Desmarais and Joseph Giovannini. Numerous models and sketches provide an insight into the design process.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 8.25" Height: 12.75" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 3037780053 ISBN13 9783037780053
Availability 0 units.
More About Zaha Hadid, Paul Warchol & Helene Binet
"Joseph Giovannini is an author, critic, and the principal of Giovannini Associates, a New York City design firm. A Pulitzer-Prize nominee, he has written as an architecture critic for The Los Angeles Herald Examiner and The New York Times, and has contributed to The New Yorker, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Architectural Record, Architectural Digest, and other publications. Giovannini has received numerous writing awards and has lectured widely. He earned his Masters of Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and has taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and at the University of Southern California School of Architecture."
Reviews - What do customers think about Zaha Hadid - Space for Art: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati - Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art?
Zaha Hadid - Space for Art Jun 24, 2008
Fantastically unique and genuinely honest inside through the design concepts and completion of the Museum. A great book. Wish there were more like it.
Disappointing Building and Book May 7, 2004
Hadid made her name with slick drawings. As images they can be seductive, but it must be admitted that they have nothing to do with architecture. Hadid's buildings prove the point that her work is not really about architecture or space much as she professes otherwise. Remove her computer graphic program and the you get the crude interpretaion of ideas not fully worked out, passing themselves off as a building. The CAC was designed on screen without any reference to site or context, and it shows. There is no attempt to adress scale (human or urban), and the massing is loud and arrogant. ("Look at Me" - it screams.) Sadly for Cincinatti, they are stuck with this amatuerish and crude building. As for the book, it is predicatable in its praise and cliched in its language. The photos are irritating insofar as they make difficult views more unreadable than they need be. I can't help wondering if this is just a trick that weas deployed because there are no satisfying compositional views within this building that could be taken. Hadid should stick to drawings where she cannot do so much damage to our urban centers.