Book List of the Week

Book List of the Week: Four Architects Who Won the Pritzker Prize

June 16, 2014

The newest winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize, Shigeru Ban, was officially recognized with an award ceremony this past Friday. This week we spotlight the book lists of four winners of the annual prize, first given (to Philip Johnson) in 1979. Since then, the Pritzker has been awarded to a roster of accomplished architects internationally. The architects we feature, in addition to Shigeru Ban, the 2014 winner, are Norman Foster (1999), Richard Meier (1984), and Robert Venturi (1991). For more on the Pritzker Prize, see “Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown.”

Shigeru Ban's Book List

Clouds on the Slope, Ryoma Goes.

Norman Foster's Book List

I feel that I have only just started with this list! There are many, many more books to add!

Richard Meier's Book List

Hughes, Mandela, Le Corbusier.

Robert Venturi's Book List

These books have been signposts and guides to us [meaning Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown] in the evolving of our ideas. The later ones are good examples, intriguing to us, of how others are taking our thought further. The selections from our own writings (see “Books by . . .” for both Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown)—were chosen to show what we derived from what we read. The list of books we have written and our book list below should be examined together.

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