By Diller, Scofidio and Renfro
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 Blender 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 Centre: 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.
Bologna, 2012, 24.5cm x 32.5cm, illustrated, 311 pp. Hardback.