Clth, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 311 pgs / 60 gatefolds / illustrated throughout.


CATALOG: FALL 2012 p. 39   

ISBN 9788862082440 TRADE
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DS+R's architectural redesign of Lincoln Center including Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard School, the main plaza and fountain in front of the Metropolitan Opera House, documented in photographs by Iwan Baan and Matthew Monteith plus sketches and working documents.



Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out

An Architectural Account

Published by Damiani
Photographs by Iwan Baan, Matthew Monteith.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Inside-Out, and still Lincoln Center</I>.The redesign of Lincoln Center is one of the most challenging and innovative civic projects in recent urban history. Over the past eight years, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle and Lincoln Center’s leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic campus. This visually rich document is the first comprehensive book to feature the extensive redevelopment in its entirety. Lincoln Center Inside Out details DS+R’s interpretation of the modernist project after several generations of social and political change. Through a combination of photographs, drawings, renderings, archival records and texts, the book describes the innovative strategies that have dissolved the public/private divide and effectively turned the campus inside-out, extending the spectacle of the performance halls into the Center’s mute public spaces and surrounding streets. Conceived as a cross between an art book, a scholarly record and an architectural diary, this publication demonstrates how the recent redesign both respects and challenges preconceived notions about Lincoln Center and its ongoing role as a cultural hub in an ever-changing city.
This unorthodox publication is comprised entirely of gatefolds; a series of inside-out centerfolds where the exterior pages of each spread feature large-format photographs highlighting different parts of the campus. New imagery has been produced for this publication by the acclaimed architectural photographer Iwan Baan and newcomer, Matthew Monteith, as well as by other photographers. Inside the gatefolds, tucked behind these lush photos, is a series of “back stories” that reveal the surprising evolution and unexpected afterlife of the same spaces. The book can therefore be read in two ways—as a photo essay that leads readers on a visual tour of the campus, or as a series of intricate short stories narrated through rich and experimental ephemera that allows readers to explore the many projects within a project.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a transdisciplinary practice that spans the fields of architecture, urban planning, landscape design, visual arts, performing arts, digital media and print. DS+R is led by Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro, who collaborate with a group of architects and artists in their New York-based studio.

Featured image is reproduced from Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Inside-Out, and still Lincoln Center.


The New York Times

Clyde Haberman

With sumptuous photos, as well as essays, interviews and design plans nestled behind more than four dozen gatefolds, the studio Diller Scofidio & Renfro chronicles the decade of renovation it led at Lincoln Center.

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In the past couple of years, New York City has seen two fantastic projects by the firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro come to life: one is the High Line, downtown, and the other is their brilliant revamping of Lincoln Center, near Columbus Circle.
For DS+R, the Lincoln Center commission started out small enough, but then it grew to encompass Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard School, the main plaza and fountain in front of the Metropolitan Opera House, Damrosch Park, the School of American Ballet, and more.,br>The job called for sensitive preservation and creative new construction, and it involved urban planning, architecture, landscape design and information design. The results are spectacular, and a huge success for DS+R, who up until a few years ago had actually built very little.
Appropriately enough, the book, from Damiani, is spectacular, too. The format is oversize, and the materials are deluxe. Damiani tells us that the book will be bound in a metallic silver fabric, with the title both embossed and debossed. The inside is made up almost entirely of 34 double gatefolds, each one devoted to a specific theme or element that the architects worked on, like the fountain, the new restaurant, or the Juilliard's performance spaces. On the outsides of the gatefolds are full-bleed photos by two leading architectural photographers, Iwan Baan and Matthew Monteith, commissioned for this book. Inside each gatefold, there's more-detailed information, technical drawings and archival material. So you can read the book in two ways: you can breeze through and just look at the gorgeous big pictures, or you can open the gatefolds and delve into the nitty-gritty details and back-stories.
The book is a specialty object (though reasonably priced at $85) that will appeal to culture-vultures of all feathers, both because of the variety of spectacles offered at Lincoln Center (ballet, opera, film, classical and new music, etc.), but also because DS+R are the ultimate cross-over architects, working as much in the avant-garde art and theater worlds as in the architecture world.
DS+R's work on Lincoln Center, the High Line, and the ICA in Boston has made them one of the most sought-after studios in the world. This will likely continue, given that their current projects include the Broad Art Museum in L.A.; the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at UC-Berkeley; the new Art & Art History Building at Stanford; and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Seasonal Inflatable Pavilion on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. -- Diana Murphy
Artbook | D.A.P. Staff


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AL GIGLIO | DATE 4/11/2013

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro Discuss 'Lincoln Center Inside Out' at the NYPL

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro Discuss 'Lincoln Center Inside Out' at the NYPLOn a sparkling Spring evening, the New York Public Library hosted an intimate conversation with starchitects Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro, (DS+R), moderated by MoMA's curator of architecture Barry Bergdoll.
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New York Public Library to Launch 'Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out'

New York Public Library to Launch 'Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out'On Tuesday, April 9, the New York Public Library presents Diller Scofidio + Renfro partners Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio and Charles Renfro in conversation with MoMA Architecture Curator Barry Bergdoll, to launch the publication of Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account, featuring photographs by Iwan Baan and Matthew Monteith. Please join us in celebrating this monumental publication, documenting one of the most important building projects in recent New York City history. Featured photograph, of the Juilliard/Tully expansion as seen from the corner of Broadway and 65th Street, is by Iwan Baan, 2011. continue to blog


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