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- Showcasing one of the world's leading architectures, the late Cesar Pelli, this book is beautifully packaged and designed, and richly illustrated with insightful commentary from Michael J. Crosbie, FAIA, and several other key industry heavyweights in the field, such as Berto Gonz lez Montaner, Managing Editor of ARQ, architect John J. Casbarian, and architectural critic, John Pastier- This book harnesses the extraordinary thinking and cultural philosophies behind Cesar Pelli's creative work - through his firm Pelli Cesar Pelli Architects - and how he generated results in award-winning, sophisticated and compelling design. - Projects featured include retail and mixed-use projects, libraries and museums, academic buildings, research centers, residences and master plans. - This book is a highly inspirational reference title for those in the architecture, urban planning and design industries.This new monograph celebrates the creative accomplishments of one of the world's most influential architects, Cesar Pelli. The book surveys this extraordinary body of work in terms of the AIA's Gold Medalist's design, architecture, and planning, tracing Pelli's motivation as a leading designer and teacher, and the evolution of his work over the span of half a century. More than 50 projects from around the globe--museums, theaters, offices, laboratories, airports, cultural centers, civic works, master plans--are presented in rich full color with insights from Pelli that delve into the design and construction of these landmarks from a practice that has thrived for nearly 40 years.