The Stirling Prize: Ten Years of Architecture and Innovation

The Stirling Prize: Ten Years of Architecture and Innovation

4110082
Добавить в корзину
Описание
The Stirling Prize is one of the world's most prestigious architectural awards. Named after Sir James Stirling, one of Britain's greatest post-war architects, the prize is awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to the architects of the building that has made the most significant contribution in the past year to the evolution of architecture and the built environment. The list of shortlisted and winning buildings since the prize began in 1996 - among them such diverse projects as Wilkinson Eyre's Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Herzog & de Meuron's Laban dance centre in Deptford, southeast London, and Foster and Partners' 30 St Mary Axe (the "Gherkin") in the City of London - reads like a primer to the very best of contemporary British architecture both at home and elsewhere in the European Union. The award has grown to be the architectural equivalent of the Booker Prize for fiction and the Turner Prize for art, and the presentation ceremony is televised by Channel 4.
Engagingly written by Tony Chapman, the RIBAs Head of Awards, "The Stirling Prize" honours all the shortlisted and winning buildings from the first ten years of the award. Authoritative commentaries explain how each building was planned and constructed, and reveal the thoughts of the Stirling jury. In specially commissioned essays some of the best-known critics and commentators from the national and architectural press reflect on each year's prize and voice their own opinions on the shortlist. Chapman's introduction reviews the history of the award from its low-key beginnings at a time when Britain was just emerging from a period of economic recession to the present day, when television has raised the profile not only of the prize itself but also of architecture in general. Hugh Pearman, architecture critic of "The Sunday Times" and one of the founders of the award, ends the book by offering an insider's view of the judging process and the controversy it frequently stirs. Stunningly illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings and plans, "The Stirling Prize" is a true celebration of British architectural talent.

Формат издания: 24,5 см х 28,5 см.