Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers’s iconic Centre Pompidou in Paris will celebrate its 40th anniversary this week. Architectural historian, and former professor of the history of architecture at the Yale School of Architecture, Francesco Dal Co is featured on the Yale Books Podcast in conversation about the iconic example of modern architecture. Francesco Dal Co is author of the lively intellectual biography of the building, Centre Pompidou: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument, available now as part of our Great Architects | Great Buildings series.
January 31st marks forty years since the revolutionary Centre Pompidou building opened in Paris. Now one of the world’s most popular cultural institutions, the building continues to thrive also as one of the most definitive examples of a radical approach to architecture to date. On the Yale Books Podcast, esteemed historian of architecture Francesco Dal Co shares anecdotes alongside a poignant analysis of the design and construction of this great building. Listen here:
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See also, Francesco Dal Co’s open letter to Président François Hollande concerning the current state of the Centre Pompidou on the Yale Books US blog
Centre Pompidou: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the Making of a Modern Monument is available in stores and online.
The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconoclastic Masterpiece will be available in the summer, and look out for more titles in our Great Architects | Great Buildings series.