Date: 
04.16.13

Lincoln Center Inside Out

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Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account (Damiani, 2013).

Over the past decade, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle and Lincoln Center's leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic campus. This visually rich publication is the first comprehensive book to feature the extensive redevelopment in its entirety. The book 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.