resounding masterpiece of architectural publishing, this volume,
Rizzoli's sixth on Morphosis and its founder, architect Thom Mayne,
features the work of the award-winning interdisciplinary architectural
and design practice over the past fourteen years. Known for its
architecture of complexity, disruption, and ambiguity, Morphosis is on
the cutting edge of exploration and discovery in design. Sometimes on
the border of controversy with daring vision and provocative large-scale
urban projects, the firm continually invites us to question what
architecture is and can be while remaining sensitive to its central
purpose--to provide safe, sheltering spaces for life, work, and play.
This book documents the great variety of the firm's creations across the
globe, a new academic building for the Cooper Union in New York, the
Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Texas, the Casablanca Finance City
Tower in Morocco, and the Sejong M-Bridge, in Sejong City, South Korea.
Like the architecture of this trailblazing firm, the book is an
exhilarating demonstration of visual excitement, bold graphics, and