“A major retrospective.”
“The architect's lifetime of achievement has been seminal in the built environment scene globally… through this book you can delve deeper and enjoy a wealth of unpublished images and sketches that have been handpicked by the man himself.”
“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.”
“Everything inspires me. Sometimes I ask myself if I see things which others don’t.”
“Norman Foster’s buildings are not mere strokes of genius; they emerge from the context of his life and times.”
“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.”
Norman FosterFamous First Edition: First printing of 6,000 numbered copiesHardcover, two vols. in slipcase, 12.1 x 15.4 in., 21.47 lb, 1064 pages350Edition: English (Famous First Edition)Availability: In Stock
Also available as an Art Edition with a print of a drawing by Norman Foster and a custom-built slipcase for both volumes which folds into a book stand, limited to 300 copies and signed by the artist
Norman Foster. Complete Works 1965–Today350
Ahead of the Curve
An comprehensive exploration of the life and work of Norman Foster
This is the first time Foster’s complete body of work has been published in one edition on such a grand scale. Giving a rare insight into the inner workings of his creative practice. It details his personal approach to his work, his inspirations, the link between art and architecture, and the significance and correlation between his passions, such as being an avid aviator, and his work.
The XXL monograph encompasses a lifetime of achievement and originality in two volumes. The first presents his architectural œuvre and is filled with numerous unpublished images and sketches handpicked by Foster from his archives. Paired with nearly 1000 illustrations, the second book contains eight essays he wrote explaining his sources of inspiration.
Aside from the 1999 Pritzker Prize, he has won the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal for Architecture, the Royal Gold Medal for Architecture, and the Gold Medal of the French Academy of Architecture. This is a magnificent visual journey not only through significant buildings of our time but also into the mind of a genius. Norman Foster sketched every page of this book and spent countless hours with the author and the graphic designer to make it one of the most remarkable architecture books ever published.
Also available as an Art Edition of 300 copies with a 1-meter-wide signed print of a drawing by Norman Foster, picturing the upcoming multifunctional community and business center InnHub in La Punt, Switzerland. The two volumes of this edition are collected in a custom-designed slipcase that folds into a book stand.
Norman Foster, Lord Foster of Thames Bank OM, is an architect whose career has spanned six decades. He has created landmarks across the globe that stand out for their innovative modernity and underlying concern for users. The Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, the Millau Viaduct in France, and two new towers on Park Avenue in New York are all projects he has carried forward with his practice of Foster+Partners. He is one of the most outstanding architects of our time.
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include the Architecture Now! series and monographs on numerous major architects, including Norman Foster, Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha Hadid.
Norman FosterHardcover, two vols. in slipcase, 30.8 x 39 cm, 9.74 kg, 1064 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-9626-8Edition: English (Famous First Edition)
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