Synopses & Reviews
Retail is a breakthrough exploration of the relationship between consumer culture and architecture, showcasing the creative collaborations between global brands and their architects. Over the past decade, retail architecture has taken center stage in contemporary design discourse, and Retail is a unique tour of the venues for the universal pastime of the twenty-first century: shopping.
Among the world-class architects and globally recognized brands featured here are: Rem Koolhaas and OMA (Prada, New York, Beverly Hills, and San Francisco); Frank Gehry (Miyake Tribeca, New York); Herzog & De Meuron (Prada, Tokyo); Tadao Ando (Armani Teatro, Milan); Renzo Piano (Hermès Ginza, Tokyo); Future Systems (Selfridges, Birmingham); Richard Gluckman (Helmut Lang, Paris, Milan, and New York); and John Pawson (Calvin Klein, Paris).
About the Author
Ian Luna is an architecture writer who lives in New York City. He previously edited Kohn Pedersen Fox: Architecture and Urbanism, 1993—2002, Rizzolis third volume on the firm, and New New York: Architecture of a City (Rizzoli, 2003). He is co-author of Rizzolis Imagining Ground Zero: Official and Unofficial Proposals for the World Trade Center Site.