Actar, 1999 - Architects - 365 pages
Austerity and transparency, combined with the monumental, characterise the award-winning work of Dominique Perrault, exemplified in the BibliothA]que nationale de France in Paris. Perrault's intention that the building, the surroundings and nature should form an enduring unity is revealed in his Velodrome and Olympic Swimming Pool in Berlin. His use of materials displays a masterly sense for their technical, optical, tactile and psychological qualities. This is the first comprehensive monograph on Dominique Perrault's work to date. It presents 30 buildings and projects in detail, using sketches, plans and photographs, most of which were especially taken for this book. This visual material is complemented by fascinating and informative texts. Each of Perrault's works is interpreted by a well-known international architect, architectural historian or architecture critic.
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