Joseph L. Fleischer, Timothy P. Hartung, Duncan R. Hazard, Richard M. Olcott, James S. Polshek, Susan T. Rodriguez, Todd H. Schliemann
The "New York Times has called the work of the Polshek Partnership a "triumph of substance over flash," and "New Yorker critic Paul Goldberger has lauded the firm's ability to create meaningful works that demonstrate that "architecture can be an enriching force in life." This long-awaited monograph is published as the firm celebrates its fortieth anniversary. Guided by a respect for the environment, the innovative use of materials and technology, a progressive aesthetic vision, and its collaborative structure, the Polshek Partnership has produced a catalog of public works--from theaters and museums to libraries, hospitals, and schools--that collectively ennoble our civic life on a daily basis. In this handsomely produced volume, sixteen, of the partnership's most important works are examined in depth, from initial conception through design, construction, and completion. These works include the celebrated Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History, the "New York Times Printing Plant, and the Ed Sullivan Theater adaptation for David Letterman's "Late Show. The book also documents seven of the firm's most recent projects, including the Clinton Presidential Library, Scandinavia House, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall.