discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen

XXL monograph of Norman Foster

 

To coincide with the largest retrospective of Norman Foster’s work at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, luxury art book publisher TASCHEN has released Norman Foster – an XXL monograph that presents a lifetime of achievement. This comprehensive edition is the first time that the complete oeuvre of the architecture giant has been published, and it showcases his innovative and holistic approach to his craft.

 

In the book, Foster personally guides us through his most significant projects, including the Millennium Bridge and Apple Park. The first volume of the XXL monograph is packed with unpublished images and sketches that the renowned architect has handpicked, providing a unique and intimate insight into his creative process. Meanwhile, the second volume contains eight essays written by Foster that detail his sources of inspiration, adding a deeper layer of context to his impressive body of work.

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
Chesa Futura | all images courtesy of TASCHEN

 

 

A comprehensive exploration of Norman Foster’s life and work

 

This is the first time that the entire extensive work of Norman Foster (find more here) has been published in one edition on such a large scale. Published by TASCHEN (find more here), the book explores the architect’s personal approach to his work, his inspirations, the connection between art and architecture, and the meaning and connection between his passions, such as his enthusiasm for aviation, and his work, while providing a rare glimpse into the inner workings of his creative practice.

 

The book goes over the majority of Foster’s work, showcasing his career spanning across continents and over six decades. Featured projects include completed works such as the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, the Reichstag in Berlin, the enclosed court of the British Museum in London to the Millau Viaduct in France. In addition, the book also shows a selection of works in progress like the Row New York Boathouse, the Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts as well as the One Beverly Hills development in Los Angeles

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
Izanami Motor Yacht and YachtPlus Fleet

 

 

inside the mind of a genius

 

Norman Foster is a visual journey not only through significant buildings of our time, but into the mind of a genius who has created celebrated landmarks distinguished by their inventive modernity and by what he calls ‘a sustainable approach to the design of the built environment’. Norman Foster has sketched every page of this book and spent countless hours with the author and graphic designer to make it one of the most remarkable architectural books ever published.

 

The book is also available as an Art Edition in an edition of 300 copies with a 1-meter-wide signed print of a drawing by Norman Foster showing the future InnHub multifunctional community and business center in La Punt, Switzerland. The two volumes of this edition are combined in a specially designed slipcase that folds out to form a book stand.

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
Foster Studios and Riverside Penthouse

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
Spaceport America

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Millau Viaduct

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
Millenium Bridge

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Roots

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
the two volumes of the XXL monograph

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
the cover of Normn Foster

discover norman foster's complete works and life in XXL monograph by taschen
Reichstag, New German Parliament

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St. Mary Axe

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Torre de Collserola

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425 Park Avenue

 

 

 

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30 St. Mary Axe. London, UK, 1997–2004. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
30 St. Mary Axe. London, UK, 1997–2004. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
6 425 Park Avenue. New York, New York, USA, 2016-22. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
6 425 Park Avenue. New York, New York, USA, 2016-22. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
2 Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters. Hong Kong, China, 1979–86. image courtesy of Ian Lambot
2 Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Headquarters. Hong Kong, China, 1979–86. image courtesy of Ian Lambot
Millennium Bridge. London, UK, 1996–2000. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Millennium Bridge. London, UK, 1996–2000. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Millau Viaduct. Millau, France, 1993–2004. View of the Viaduct. image courtesy of GUY Christian / hemis.fr
Millau Viaduct. Millau, France, 1993–2004. View of the Viaduct. image courtesy of GUY Christian / hemis.fr
4 Reichstag, New German Parliament. Berlin, Germany, 1992–99. image courtesy of Reinhard Görner
4 Reichstag, New German Parliament. Berlin, Germany, 1992–99. image courtesy of Reinhard Görner
Masdar Institute. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2007–10, 2012. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Masdar Institute. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2007–10, 2012. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Apple Park. Cupertino, California, USA, 2009–17. image courtesy of Steve Proehl
Apple Park. Cupertino, California, USA, 2009–17. image courtesy of Steve Proehl
Apple Park. Cupertino, California, USA, 2009–17. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Apple Park. Cupertino, California, USA, 2009–17. image courtesy of Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
9 Hearst Tower. New York, New York, USA, 2000-06. image courtesy of Michael Ficeto / Hearst Corporation
9 Hearst Tower. New York, New York, USA, 2000-06. image courtesy of Michael Ficeto / Hearst Corporation
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name: Norman Foster
publisher: TASCHEN
pages:
1064
edition:
English (Famous First Edition)
availability:
May 19, 2023

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