Peter Marino: Art Architecture by Brad Goldfarb

Peter Marino: Art Architecture is the first book to detail the collaborative process by which architect Peter Marino, known for luxury brand spaces, private residences and hotels worldwide, has commissioned contemporary artists to make site-specific works. 37 of more than 250 commissions completed between 1986 and 2016 are highlighted in the book. The volume also features an extensive catalogue, highlighting selections from more than 250 of the works Marino has commissioned in the last 30 years.

Peter Marino established his New York City architectural practice in 1978 and his first commission was for Andy Warhol’s townhouse. Marino was one of the first architects to understand the possibilities of the changing landscape of art patronage, and began to incorporate site-specific commissions in his projects in the early stages of his career. The release of Peter Marino: Art Architecture is a look inside these unique collaborations between architect and artist, art and space.

In her introduction, Gay Gassmann gives context to Marino’s unique approach, stating

“Marino is not only the go-to architect for his design expertise in all things luxury, in both retail and residential, but he is also sought after for his commitment to placing and commissioning contemporary art in the majority of design projects.”

Each chapter is dedicated to a creative collaboration between an artist and Marino. The entries are accompanied by short texts written by Brad Goldfarb that tell the stories of the featured projects through anecdotes and insight from the artists and Marino. The chapters also include striking photographs of the artists at work, detail shots of the works, and the final works in situ.

The inspiring and visually stimulating overview of Marino’s collaborations, Peter Marino: Art Architecture provides rare access into the creative world he inhabits.

Peter Marino: Art Architecture by Brad Goldfarb will be published by Phaidon 27 June 2016
Hardback £79.95 | 300 colour illustrations | 240 pages | ISBN: 9780714871288