This new monograph presents the work of San Francisco-based architect Stanley Saitowitz. Comprehensive in scope, it begins with his earliest work in South Africa (see A House in the Transvaal) and continues up to his recent projects, including the California Museum of Photography in Riverside, Mill Race Park in Columbus, Indiana (see Design With the Land), and the award-winning design for the New England Holocaust Memorial, to be built next to the Boston City Hall.
Saitowitz's dynamic designs—at once modern and organic—have been the subject of numerous exhibitions, this is the first time Saitowitz's work has been gathered together in a single volume. As Lars Lerup wittily suggests in his postscript about the double initials of the architect, Saitowitz's work embodies "the legacy of nature—the swirl, the slither, the curl, the twist, the surge, the eddy, the gyration. Out of the grass into Saitowitz's plans they come to stake their claim in the domain of artifice."
Saitowitz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has been in practice in San Francisco since 1975. He has held teaching posts at numerous schools, including the Eliot Noyes Professorship at the Harvard GSD. He is currently a Professor of Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.
Stanley Saitowitz, beautifully illustrated throughout with duotones and drawings of built work, includes a poetic textual interpretation of the art of architecture by Saitowitz as well as an introduction by Michael Bell and a postscript by Lars Lerup.