Audacious futurism

The forward-thinking work of a singular architect

Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect, who for many years built almost nothing, despite her designs winning prizes and critical acclaim. Some even said her work was unbuildable. Yet over the past decade she has completed numerous structures including the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (which the New York Times called ’’the most important new building in America since the Cold War’’), the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou Opera House, her first completed project in China, and the London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics. Today, Hadid is firmly established among the élite of world architecture, her audacious and futuristic designs as well as her sense for style and fashion having catapulted her to international fame.
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
  • an introduction to the life and work of the architect
  • the major works in chronological order
  • information about the clients, architectural preconditions as well as construction problems and resolutions
  • a list of all the selected works and a map indicating the locations of the best and most famous buildings
  • approximately 120 illustrations (photographs, sketches, drafts and plans)
The author:
Philip Jodidio (born 1954) studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.
Hadid (Basic Architecture Series)

Hadid


Softcover with flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
$ 9.99
Edition: English
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
"Discover the audacious and futuristic designs that have launched her to international fame with 120 photographs and sketches."
— Essential Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom, London, United Kingdom
  • See also
Hadid. Complete Works 1979 - 2013 (Jumbo, TASCHEN 25 Edition)
Hadid. Complete Works 1979 - 2013
Hardcover, 9.0 x 11.4 in., 612 pages
New edition, only $ 49.99
Original edition $ 150

Building the future now: the iconic work of a singular architect. Updated 2013 standard edition of the original large monograph
Zaha Hadid. Complete Works 1979–2009, Art Edition (Collector's Edition)
Sold out! Zaha Hadid. Complete Works 1979–2009, Art Edition
Hardcover with cover artwork in clamshell box, 12.1 x 15.4 in., 600 pages
$ 1,500

Building The Future Now. Limited edition of 200 copies