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OP LIGHT CONSTRUCTION. Terence Riley. Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1995. Distributed by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York. 164 pp. with 229 ills. (78 col., 2 foldout). 27 x 23 cm. LC 95-78626 ISBN 0810961547 In English.
Reprint available; see Worldwide 114836. Exploring the role of natural light as a key element in recent architectural design, this catalogue documents with photographs, drawings and models 33 diverse projects by such prominent international figures as Philip Johnson, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Toyo Ito, Renzo Piano and Frank O. Gehry, many of the works incorporating complex layered facades composed of transparent and translucent materials. A substantial essay examining the distinctive objectives reflected in the featured designs and their divergence from modernist traditions is augmented by descriptive commentaries on the projects, which include art museums, office buildings, transportation terminals and residential structures.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1990 — Architecture
Plans: 01,05,07,08,17,20,24
Worldwide Number: 025192
Paperbound Out of Print / No Longer Available.

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