Monograph on Steven Holl, who has become a leading figure on the American architecture scene.
[Steven Holl architect] “Steven Holl, like Le Corbusier, is as much a painter as he is an architect”, writes Kenneth Frampton in the introduction. The facts support his claim, or namely the very personal propensity of Steven Holl to make conceptual sketches free of the effective constraints of the design. The book devotes ample space to the magnificent watercolor sketches that reveal the profound artistic sensibility of the architect.
Born in 1947, the American architect Steven Holl opened a studio in New York in 1967. Over the last fifteen years he has become a leading figure in international architectural research, and his personality has had great impact on the professional scene in the US.
Kenneth Frampton presents Holl’s work in four sections – City limits, Residential complexes, Public buildings, Single-family houses – preceded by a critical essay.