A book that features the audacious, "forward-thinking" designs of a wildly controversial architect, Zaha Hadid, who, despite having built almost nothing for several years, completed numerous world-renowned structures just over the past decade, including the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (dubbed by the New York Times as "the most important new building in America since the Cold War), the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House, her first completed project in China, and the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features:
- an introduction to the life and work of the architect
- the major works in chronological order
- information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as contruction problems and resolutions
- a list of all the selected work and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
- approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts, and plans)
Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connoissance de Arts for over 20 years. His books include Taschen's Architure Now! series and monographs of Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.