Jean Nouvel, winner of the 2008 Pritzker Prize, is widely considered France's most original and important contemporary architect. His first acclaimed project was the Arab World Institute in Paris (1981-87). Since then, he has completed major projects such as the Fondation Cartier in Paris, the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, the Philharmonie de Paris and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. His recent work includes the 82-story 53W53 Tower in New York, the Duo Towers in Paris and the Shanghai Pudong Art Museum.
Based on the massive 2008 XXL monograph, this extensively updated edition brings the architect's definitive career overview into one volume. The result is a nearly 800-page tome featuring more than 25 recent projects and new photographs in keeping with Jean Nouvel's inimitable talent, highlighting landmark projects including his Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, as well as works in progress such as the spectacular Sharaan Desert Resort, a hotel carved out of sandstone rocks in the Al-'Ula desert in Saudi Arabia.
The graphic design and images of the collection were conceived and selected by the architect himself, making this impressive coffee table book from Taschen a true Nouvel by Nouvel, inside and out.
Title: Jean Nouvel by Jean Nouvel. 1981-2022
Size: 784 pages