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Norman Foster Works 4 Hardcover – October 24, 2004


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Product Details

  • Series: Norman Foster Works (Book 4)
  • Hardcover: 572 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel (October 24, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791328522
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791328522
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.8 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,169,985 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The fourth installment of a projected six-volume compendium of Norman Foster's works from the 1960s onward, this book covers the period 1991-2001. The book features Foster's National Gallery of Scottish Art in Glasgow, the World Port Centre in Rotterdam and the Commerzbank Headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, along with 29 other projects. There are 15 contributors (including Foster himself), with a nice text-to-illustration ratio (there are 1000 illustrations in b&w, 1000 in color), and a layout that resembles a thoughtful architecture textbook. Detail drawings and site plans will have architecture professionals excited; for others, a less specialized-and less complete-volume on Foster will better serve.
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The most recent works of Norman Foster are the focus of the latest installment of a multi-volume retrospective that celebrates in detail the architect's remarkable career.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By mdr on July 27, 2005
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as we are getting more and more bombarded with simulated visual experience, and architecture is becoming like fashion (surface oriented). norman foster team continues to show real architectural solutions to many of our modern problems such as urban density, office stress, environmental, energy, and etc. through spatial changes and technological innovations. such poetic and elegant solutions to these difficult problems, are cleary the result from many years of practice and team efforts.
great book.
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