Jean Nouvel – the Elements of Architecture -9780500280898


Product Details:
by Conway Lloyd-Morgan  (Author)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson (1998;reprinted in 2002)
Printed in Italy
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0500280894
ISBN-13: 978-0500280898



Since his stunning Institute du Monde Arabe opened in Paris in 1987, French architect Jean Nouvel has designed buildings throughout Europe that share a personal vision highlighting an urban and architectural awareness, a fluidity of form and approach, and a sensitivity to context and function.

Based on the primary architectural elements that inform Nouvel’s work – light, color, grid and detail – this book presents over twenty-five buildings, competition entries and furniture design projects seen by Jean Nouvel as the clearest representations of his design philosophy. From new work, such as the Culture and Convention Center in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the Cité Justiciaire in Nantes, France, to contemporary classics, including the Fondation Cartier in Paris and the unbuilt Tour Sans Fins, each building is presented in detail, with drawings and beautiful photographs. Projects descriptions by the author and commentary by Nouvel are complemented by a general discussion of Nouvel’s career, his architectural purpose and his future vision, to provide a complete portrait of the work of one of the most creative and challenging architects in the world today.


尺寸 21 × 16.7 × 1.9 cm