Piano

The wide-ranging career of the master architect Some architects have a signature style. What sets Piano apart is that he applies his coherent set of ideas in extraordinarily different ways. It takes more than...

Extreme innovation

From the Arabian desert to the Finnish tundra, the immense possibilities of adaptive architecture After the global success of YES IS MORE, one of the best-selling architecture books of its generation, BIG –...

Symmetry and opulence

Exploring the Valley of the Kings A lifelong devotee of ancient Egyptian and Oriental culture, the French author, artist, and scholar Achille-Constant-Théodore-Émile Prisse d’Avennes(1807–1879) is...

The painter’s painter

Velázquez. Complete WorksJosé López-Rey, Odile Delenda, Wildenstein InstituteHardcover with fold-out, 29 x 39.5 cm, 416 pages£ 99.99Edition: English, German, French, Spanish Light, color and penetrating...

Matisse Cut-Outs

Drawing with scissors The revolutionary late-period work by Matisse Towards the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a...