May 30, 2006
Features Most Recent Built Work
by Internationally Respected Architect.
Richard Rogers is head of an
internationally respected architectural practice responsible for many landmark
buildings around the world. He is best known for such pioneering buildings as
the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris (with Renzo Piano), Lloyd's of London and
the Millennium Dome, London. The Richard Rogers Partnership was recently
commissioned to expand the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and design `Tower
3' on the site of the World Trade Center, both in New York City.
RICHARD ROGERS COMPLETE WORKS: VOLUME THREE by Kenneth Powell, features the
work of the Richard Rogers Partnership from 1994-2005. The book features over 48
projects and competitions, looking at the most recent period of the practice. It
is the third in a series of books on the practice, picking up from Volume Two
that was published in 2001.
This book features the realized and unrealized projects of the last ten
years, such as Greenwich Peninsula and the Millennium Dome, London, a school
near Kyoto, the transformation of a Barcelona bullring into a major
entertainment complex, master plans for Wembley, London, and Florence, Madrid
Barajas Airport and London Heathrow's Terminal 5, as well as a new library for
Birmingham and London's first Maggie's Centre.
The book is prefaced with a general introduction about the office, which
brings the story of the practice up to date. Essays by architecture critic
Kenneth Powell examine the impact of Richard Rogers in the political arena,
particularly his chairmanship of the Urban Task Force and his work as advisor on
architecture and urbanism to the mayors of London and Barcelona. He also
discusses the continuing growth of the practice both at home and abroad and the
impact of a new generation of talent rising to the foreground.
About the Author
Kenneth Powell is an architectural critic and journalist
and author of many books. He contributed to Structure, Space and Skin: The Work
of Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners (Phaidon, 1993) and has written extensively
on the work of Richard Rogers, including Richard Rogers Complete Works Volume
One and Two (Phaidon, 1999 and 2001) and Lloyd's Building: Richard Rogers
Partnership (Phaidon, 1994). He lives in London.
320 p., 30x27 cm