Thames & Hudson Ltd
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.
Throughout her 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.
176 p., 24 x 22 cm