Analytical biography by Colin Davies-- case studies on all Hopkins' major buildings and projects-- essays by Kenneth Frampton and Patrick Hodgkinson.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Ten years ago it was reasonable to apply the label High-Tech to the work of Michael Hopkins. He was one of a small group of British architects, including Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Nicholas Grimshaw, who had developed an easily recognisable style based on the idea that modern buildings should be assembled from factory made components. They saw their architecture as a branch of industrial technology and they loved to borrow images and techniques from industries other than the building industry - from transport, communication, oil exploration, flight and space travel. Now, however, this book reassesses Hopkins as a far more complex figure, perhaps even that most paradoxical of creatures, a High-Tech historicist. (source: Nielsen Book Data)