Palabra de Pritzker
Non-fiction , 2022
From Frank Gehry to Diébédo Francis Kéré, via Álvaro Siza, Rafael Moneo, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Jacques Herzog and Kazuyo Sejima.
This book brings together conversations with Pritzker Prize winners: from Frank Gehry to Francis Diébédo Kéré, passing through Álvaro Siza, Rafael Moneo, Renzo Piano, Norman Foster, Jacques Herzog or Kazuyo Sejima, to complete a list of twenty-three laureates.
Created in 1979, the Pritzker Prize has become the unofficial canon of contemporary architecture. Its list of winners includes the authors of many of the best buildings of recent decades. For any architect, receiving the Pritzker is tantamount to accessing the professional Olympus. In its beginnings, the prize distinguished the living classics, between the 20th and 21st centuries, the most innovative and brilliant stars were selected, while nowadays it is recognising those who put environmental or social awareness first.
In this book, they reveal their first and decisive experiences, review their careers, give the keys to their major works and explain the particular idea of the discipline that has made them famous. While cementing its prestige, the Pritzker Prize has multiplied its responsibility. Each of its laureates today contributes to shaping global architectural public opinion. With their work, of course. And also with their words.