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Zaha Hadid. Complete Works 1979–Today. 2020 Edition

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That said, I look forward to seeing more from the team who put this together because creating a story about an architect that works pretty well is no easy feat! Beautifully illustrated and lovingly designed, worthy of approval from Zaha herself, this biography/picture book celebrates the life and designs of architect Zaha Hadid. Victoria Tentler-Krylov is a practicing architect and editorial illustrator with art published in the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. This fourth edition has been thoroughly expanded and brought up to date with the latest completed buildings and new projects.

Also, the illustrations were wonderful really bringing to life the feeling of shape and movement that Zaha saw and placed in her designs. by Lori Degman, and she is the author-illustrator of Building Zaha: The Story of Architect Zaha Hadid. Why do we argue so bitterly about sofas and pictures - and can differences of taste ever be satisfactorily resolved? Critic and museum director Aaron Betsky’s introduction examines Hadid’s entire career, both in the context of architectural history and as a manifestation of the current and future state of architecture. Readers will recognize her built work-the Vitra Fire Station near Basel and the IBA Building in Berlin- and will welcome details of her competition entry for Chicago's ITT Building, and her winning design for the Cardiff Opera House.Her sudden death in 2016 shocked the global architecture community and the public alike, inspiring a commitment to maintain her passion to create built spaces and works that are as unique as they are endearing to a fascinated global following.

I would've enjoyed more of her thought process rather than a simple listing out of her many (admirable) achievements.This comprehensive survey of over two hundred projects—from her earliest experimentations to product design, from speculative follies to large-scale built works—is a testament to the depth, range, and inventiveness of her vision.

This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the architect's life. With her most recent commission, Cincinnati's Contemporary Arts Center, architect Zaha Hadid becomes the first woman ever to design an American museum. This little biography of visionary architect, Zaha Hadid tells the inspiring tale of the little girl who grew up in Baghdad, Iraq, surrounded by music. I'm sad and disappointed that I've never heard of Zaha Hadid, who is a contemporary and fire architect whose identities include being female, Muslim, and from Iraq and Britain. This book strikes a nice balance between being rich in details from Hadid's life while maintaining a focus on the philosophical/artistic underpinnings of her creations.

This book does her a great honor, first in that she's being introduced to young people who get to grow up knowing she existed and her amazing buildings remain, and second in that the book is charming, warm, and encouraging. Which is all the more reason why the new book, Zaha Hadid Architects: Redefining Architecture and Design (The Images Publishing Group, July 2017) is so exciting. When Zaha Hadid suddenly died of a sudden heart attack in Miami last year, the world of architecture lost one of its most creative minds in history. The author's fondness for this woman is clear from the text and the Author's Note in the back matter, and readers will enjoy seeing photographs of Zaha as well as referring to the Selected Timeline and Selected Bibliography while possibly wondering what made her tick.

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