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Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention (Art Institute of Chicago) Hardcover – October 25, 2011

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  • Series: Art Institute of Chicago
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Art Institute of Chicago (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300167040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300167047
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,244,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Winner of the 2011 50/Books/50 Covers Book Design competition sponsored by Design Observer, AIGA, and Designers & Books.
(50 Books Design Observer 2013-06-11)

About the Author

Zoë Ryan is John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design and Chair of the Department of Architecture and Design and Alison Fisher is Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture and Design, both at the Art Institute of Chicago. Elizabeth Smith is executive director of curatorial affairs at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Sarah Whiting is dean of Rice University School of Architecture.

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Bertrand Goldberg in some senses pioneered areas of architecture that no other American architect really even explored, especially in his use of form and his interest in the application of spheres in architecture and his explorations of unconventional approaches to health care architecture. This book is really the only comprehensive monograph on him and his career and is the fruit of an exhibit the Art Institute of Chicago had on Goldberg. As an exhibit catalog, it seems understandably a little more compact than some architect monographs (though it is a coffee table book, albeit a slim one in page count). The writing and examples of Goldberg's work alike are high-quality and overall it's a very fine book though some of the production values could be better (the cover especially: while the design is top-notch, the printing and choice of cover stock aren't the best on that). Still, these are small things and ones that only are standing out because it's a design book and I expect design books to in their own composition be examples of above-average design. You'll learn a lot about Goldberg from this book and the photos are certainly a diverse enough selection to get you started on understanding what makes him and his career so unique and worthy of attention.
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