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The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry

  • Couverture cartonnée
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This volume recounts the story of an architectural, environmental, and technological adventure. It details the challenges posed by creating the newest addition to the Parisian skyline-a building that was conceived by Frank Gehry as the Fondation Louis Vuitton's premier work of art. Inspired by the new cultural institution, the book's carefully sequenced chapters reflect each episode in the series of challenges that arose. A work of reference on the process of designing and building the Fondation, the book offers solutions for architecture professionals while simultaneously remaining accessible and pertinent to the general reader. Featuring interviews with leading architects such as Frank Gehry and Paul Chemetov, technical explanations by the engineers who designed the building, historical essays, and a flash code to additional online content, the book also includes a diverse range of illustrations-from the Jardin d'Acclimation's archival drawings, to ground plans, elevations, spectacular views of the construction site, and 3-D simulations, as well as formal portraits of the construction workers by Charles Fréger. Together, the rich ensemble of elements demonstrates the vibrant atmosphere of this creative laboratory. The volume unveils itself little by little, just like Frank Gehry's edifice itself, revealing surprise after surprise in accordance with an unwavering, strong, and coherence design principle.

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Anne-Line Roccati was an editor in chief at Le Monde where she oversaw the newspaper’s magazine M.

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Discover Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry's newest masterpiece, the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.



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This volume explores in depth the conception, design, and construction process of Frank Gehry's latest architectural monument, the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Set in the beautiful Bois de Boulogne, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, as a new cultural center, will house a permanent collection of contemporary art, and feature exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and multidisciplinary performances, along with lectures, debates, symposiums, and educational activities. Featuring illustrations ranging from the design process to the construction site itself, this volume offers exclusive insight into Gehry's latest achievement and Paris's highly anticipated modern art hub. Publication will coincide with the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Fall 2014.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Fondation Louis Vuitton by Frank Gehry
Sous-titre: A Building for the Twenty-First Century
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Code EAN: 9782081332775
ISBN: 978-2-08-133277-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Thames and Hudson
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 238
Poids: 1187g
Taille: H302mm x B207mm x T22mm
Année: 2014

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