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Selected works from the
38th Annual Fine Arts Exhibition
Audacious futurism
The forward-thinking work of a singular architect

Zaha Hadid is a wildly controversial architect, who for many
years built almost nothing, despite her designs winning
prizes and critical acclaim. Some even said her work was
unbuildable. Yet over the past decade she has completed
numerous structures including the Rosenthal Center for
Contemporary Art in Cincinnati (which the New York Times
called ''the most important new building in America since the
Cold War''), the MAXXI Museum in Rome, the Guangzhou
Opera House, her first completed project in China, and the
London Aquatics Center for the 2012 Olympics. Today,
Hadid is firmly established among the élite of world
architecture, her audacious and futuristic designs as well
as her sense for style and fashion having catapulted her to
international fame.
About the Series:
Every book in TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series features:

-approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans

-introductory essays exploring the architect's life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects

-the most important works presented in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes as well as construction problems and resolutions  

-an appendix including a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography, and a map indicating the locations of the architect's most famous buildings
The author:
Philip Jodidio studied art history and economics at Harvard, and edited Connaissance des Arts for over 20 years. His books include
TASCHEN’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, Jean Nouvel, and Zaha
Hadid. He is internationally renowned as one of the most popular writers on the subject of architecture.
Softcover, flaps, 7.3 x 9.1 in., 96 pages
Top of FormISBN 978-3-8365-3072-9
Edition: English
June 2012