GENEALOGY OF FORMS

This volume reveals a hitherto unknown aspect of Christian de Portzamparc. It focuses on essentially pictorial elements which either figure among his architectural compositions, or stand alone as autonomous visual inventions. The works that one will discover here offer a fresh approach to the architect’s imagination.
Born in Casablanca in 1944, Christian de Portzamparc is an architect and urban planner. He graduated from the Paris School of Fine Arts in 1969 and set up his agency, the Atelier Christian de Portzamparc, in 1980. Based in Paris, France, the Atelier is a global operation with a team of 100 employees. Organized into several “studios”, they work with partners on a wide variety of ambitious international projects. As well as constructing buildings, Christian de Portzamparc, an architect, urban planner and painter, is engaged in the search for form and meaning.

In 1994 the French architect Christian de Portzamparc won the Pritzer Architecture Prize–the profession’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize–crowning a career that began in 1971. Among the most important of his recent constructions are the Luis Vuitton building in New York, the Crédit Lyonnais Tower in Euralille, France, and the Nexus Kashii housing complex in Fukuoka, Japan. In addition to surveying de Portzamparc’s many completed projects in depth, this lush volume reveals an unknown side of his work through secondary drawings, paintings and sketches.

Additional information

Size

8.5 x 10

Illustrations

115 colors

ISBN

9782906571518

Pages

128

Reliure

Hardcover

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