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Theater of Architecture / Hugh Hardy

Theater of Architecture / Hugh Hardy
Theater of Architecture / Hugh Hardy

Architect Hugh Hardy is the quintessential New Yorker. His irrepressible love of the city animates all of his work, and can be found in many of the city's most beloved institutions. Theatre of Architecture gathers twenty of Hardy's projects, both within New York City and beyond its borders, to frame a candid discussion about the collaborations, challenges, and strategies that gave rise to each project's design. It illuminates the combination of all factors that create memorable architecture.

Hardy began his carrer under the celebrated scenic designer Jo Mielziner, who profoundly influenced Hardy's views on light as an element of design. His subsequent work on Lincoln Center's Beaumont Theatre with Eero Saarinen has also greatly advanced his fascination with how people come together in public spaces. New York examples are the magnificently restored Radio City Music Hall, projects at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the café in Bryant Park and the renovated New Amsterdam and New Victory theaters on Forty Second Street.

Hugh Hardy has built and reshaped America's cultural landscape through architecture. Throughout his fifty year career, Mr. Hardy's work has been consistently recognized by civic, architectural, and preservation organizations for a progressive spirit and sensitive understanding of context. He is Know for design of distinctive new buildings


A Talisman
- 18 West Eleventh Street 

- New York Botanical Garden
- Rainbow Bridge Port of Entry
- United States Federal Courthouse

- New Victory Theater 
- New Amsterdam Theatre 

- Fenimore Art Museum
- National Baseball Hall of Fame

- Brooklyn Academy of Music

- Brooklyn Academy of Music Harvey Theatre
- Radio City Music Hall

Public Space
-Ridge Hills
-Bryant Park
-United State Federal Courthouse

- Church of Saint Luke in the Fields
- Central Synagogue

- Alice Busch Opera Theatre
- Botanical Research Institute of Texas

-The Claire Tow Theatre at Lincoln Center
- Richard B. Fisher Building Brooklyn Academy of Music
- Theatre for a New Audience


Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Author: Hugh Hardy
Format: 8 x 11 inches (20.3 x 27.9 cm), Hardcover 
Pages: 224 (100 color illustrations, 55 b/w illustrations) 
Rights: World; (1741.13)
ISBN: 9781616891312 

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Cite: Diego Hernández. "Theater of Architecture / Hugh Hardy" 27 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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