Available April 16th from Princeton Architectural Press:
THEATER OF ARCHITECTURE by Hugh Hardy
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Architect Hugh Hardy is the quintessential New Yorker. His irrepressible love of the city animates all of his work, and can be found in many of the city’s most beloved institutions. His new book "Theater of Architecture" gathers twenty of Hardy’s projects, both within New York City and beyond its borders, to frame a candid discussion about the collaborations, challenges, and strategies that gave rise to each project’s design. It illuminates the combination of all factors that create memorable architecture.
Hardy began his career under the celebrated scenic designer Jo Mielziner, who profoundly influenced Hardy’s views on light as an element of design. His subsequent work on Lincoln Center’s Beaumont Theater with Eero Saarinen has also greatly advanced his fascination with how people come together in public spaces. New York examples are the magnificently restored Radio City Music Hall, projects at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the café in Bryant Park and the renovated New Amsterdam and New Victory theaters on Forty Second Street.