Norman Foster: a global architecture

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Universe, Dec 17, 1999 - Architecture - 240 pages
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Norman Foster, recipient of the 1990 Pritzker Prize, is one of the most prolific contemporary architects. His remarkable buildings and civic projects have transformed cityscapes, renewed vital transportation hubs, and rejuvenated town centers. Ambitious, controversial, and impossible to classify, Foster succeeds in marrying a steadfastly modern sensibility with a masterly treatment of the architecture of the past. Foster's recent commissions include some of the most technologically and aesthetically challenging projects of the modern age: from the reconstruction of the Reichstag in Berlin to the new Hong Kong International Airport.

This stunning addition to Universe's architecture series showcases, with crisp color photographs and a vast range of sketches and plans, Foster's rare and far-reaching genius, which combined peerless technological prowess with a global-minded design philosophy. Produced in conjunction with Foster's office, this volume is among the first to include Foster's newest work: including the Valencia Congress Center and the Great Court at the British Museum.

With a chronological survey of the architect's career to date and an insightful introduction, Norman Foster: A Global Architecture is an essential addition to any architecture library and a lasting tribute to a figure who continues to redraw the boundaries of architecture and urban planning around the world.

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Reliance Controls Electronics Factory Swindon England
1950
Computer Technology and Fred Olsen Buildings Hemel Hempstead and London England
1958
lBM Pilot Head Office Cosham England and lBM Technical Park Greenford England 50 Willis Faber and Dumas Headquarters lpswich England
1975
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About the author (1999)

Martin Pawley is an architectural writer, critic, and consultant with regular columns in the London Architects' Journal and World Architecture magazine. He has followed Foster's career closely for many years and has published widely on his work.

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