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Dominique Perrault
Dominique Perrault

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This richly-illustrated volume provides a critical look at that which has been a watershed in Perrault’s creative development
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A landmark figure in contemporary architecture, Dominique Perrault rose to the Olympus of the architectural star system after winning the competition for the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris—considered today an icon of the Mitterand era. He is acclaimed for his major works in Paris from the 1980s and 1990s and for an extensive series of projects in progress around the world.
This richly-illustrated volume provides a critical look at that which has been a watershed in Perrault’s creative development, namely the realization of the Olympic Velodrome and Swimming Pool in Berlin: a fundamental sign of an architectural research in pursuit of redesigning the landscape.
It examines his recent works which have been characterized by a continuous attention to research on architectural language and the relationship between public and private space in an attempt to trace a “third way”—moving towards an integration with the environment in which the geographic matrix and experimentation take precedence over historical aspects.
The volume features two very recent projects under way started in 2004 and 2003 respectively: the Ewha Women’s Campus in Seoul, Korea and the new Mariinsky Opera House in Saint Petersburg.
These works and other such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris, the extension of the European Union’s Court of Justice in Luxembourg and the Media Library of Vénissieux have served to confirm Dominique Perrault’s position among the most significant protagonists of contemporary architecture.
Maria Vittoria Capitanucci, born in Como in 1968, holds a degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Milan, and a doctorate in Historical Research and Architectural Criticism from the University of Federico II of Naples. She is Professor of the History of Contemporary Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan and also at the ISAD. For years she has dedicated her research to the Fascist and post-war periods in Italy.
She is the author of Agnoldomenico Pica (2002). She currently serves as guest curator of events related to the Triennial of Milan and contributes to several journals including Abitare, Il Sole 24 Ore, Du, CasAmica, Costruire, Case da Abitare, AL.
The volume is available at the bookstore in via Torino 61, Milan and from Mar 22 2006 in all Italian bookshops.
AuthorMaria Vittoria Capitanucci
Dimensions16.5 x 21cm
Colour illustrations231
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