'This immaculate offering on Renzo Piano has all the qualities required for an office seeking that appropriately impressive leaving present for a departing student ... Peter Buchanan's text is insightful, informative and sympathetic to Piano's approach. His commentary provides the context for 11 of Piano's most recent projects, while offering a scholarly and convincing appraisal of the work. The book does not try to create a single narrative encompassing all the featured projects; it is more akin to a collection of beautifully crafted short stories - a format well suited to taking the reader through this decade of widely diverse work.' (The Architect's Journal, Books of the Year 2000)
About the Author
Peter Buchanan was formerly Deputy Editor of the Architectural Review and is now a freelance writer, lecturer and critic as well as an architect.