Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
August 15, 2006
With her most recent commission, Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center,
architect Zaha Hadid becomes the first woman ever to design an American museum.
This long awaited first monograph on one of the world's most important
architects collects Hadid's entire oeuvre-more than 80 built and unbuilt
projects over 20 years- in one significant volume.
training at London's Architectural Association, and her work with Rem Koolhaas
at OMA, to the establishment of her own worldwide architectural practice, Zaha
Hadid has been acclaimed for her vanguard architectonic language. Only a handful
of her projects have been built-all to great critical success- and each new
project astonishes the world of design with its commitment to revolutionary
forms and ideas. As a result, she has an enormous following of students and
practitioners, visionaries and builders.
The groundbreaking monograph
contains Hadid's own striking drawings and paintings, as well as hundreds of
sketches, plans, and models. Readers will recognize her built work-the Vitra
Fire Station near Basel and the IBA Building in Berlin- and will welcome details
of her competition entry for Chicago's ITT Building, and her winning design for
the Cardiff Opera House. With generous commentary by the architect and her
office, this is a landmark publication.
197 p., 24x24 cm