July 27, 2005
Highlighting recent projects, Norman Foster : Catalogue traces the
development of the Foster studio from its formation in the 1960s to the present.
More than 120 buildings and projects are featured in stunning full-color
photographs and complemented by architectural plans, sketches, drawings, and
The book examines the distinctive features of Foster's work and shows the
full range of the practice's achievements as urban planners, architects, and
industrial designers. Underlying Foster and Partners' use of new technologies
are concerns with sustainability and environmental issues in their designs.
Organized by themes, the book includes the studio's latest buildings such as the
Beijing Airport along with other important projects such as Smithsonian
Institute in Washington, DC, the Hearst Tower in New York, the Great Court at
the British Museum in London, and Hong Kong's international airport.
Including numerous current works, unbuilt projects such as Foster's design
for the World Trade Center competition, as well as buildings that showcase the
essential characteristics of Foster's distinctive design philosophy, this book
presents a comprehensive overview of the renowned architect's career to date.
316 p., 29 x 24 cm