Steven Holl is founder and principal of Steven Holl Architects, with offices in New York and Beijing. Considered one of America's preeminent architects, he has been awarded the Praemium Imperiale (2014), the American Institute of Architects' Gold Medal (2012), and the Royal Institute of British Architects' Jencks Award (2010).
"A breath of fresh air in a time when architecture theory is
withering on the vine. With less and less publications to provide a
critical mass of voices critiquing our built form, we now must rely
on the writers who write on behalf of contemporary architects, such
as Deyan Sudjic advocating for Sir Norman Foster. Similarly, Steven
Holl has Sanford Kwinter, along with this series of important books
to provide a high watermark of our times for architectural
- Spacing (Canada)
it's clear Holl's architecture has evolved greatly, veering far into the sculptural realm....The writing in Compression expresses the issues Holl has focused on in his career: light, the senses, place, concept - clearly formal considerations.
- A Daily Dose of Architecture Books