The Fondazione Renzo Piano is introducing today its first iOS App for iPad. This new experience will allow you to buy and explore all books published by The Fondazione Renzo Piano in different languages, as well as further information about RPBW projects. A brief overview of photos and a selection of pages show the published projects before proceeding with book purchase order.
The guide to Padova’s exposition ‘Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Piece by Piece’ is freely available in English and Italian.
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New National Gallery; model with hypothetical exhibition of large abstract expressionist paintings, 1964 Picture: Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
A new monograph published by Phaidon Press showcases the astonishing achievements of one of the 20th-century's greatest architects
For a man who coined the expression “Less is more”, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) sure had a long name. Born Ludwig Mies, he rebranded himself as part of his rapid transformation from the son of a tradesman to a swashbuckling modern architect working with Berlin’s cultural elite, annexing his mother’s surname, Rohe. How ironic, then, that nowadays he is known simply as “Mies”.