Centre Pompidou : Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Centre Pompidou : Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument

Author: Francesco Dal Co
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Di 1 banView all editions and formats
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The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum should be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design for the building. Completed in 1977, the building  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Designs and plans
Named Person: Renzo Piano; Richard Rogers
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francesco Dal Co
ISBN: 9780300221299 0300221290
OCLC Number: 1082538975
Notes: "A short version of this essay appeared as "Beaubourg" in Francesco Dal Co, Renzo Piano, published in Italian by Electa, Milan, in 2014, and was translated into English by Steve Piccolo."--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 156 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument
Responsibility: Francesco Dal Co.

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The design and history of Paris's iconic Centre Pompidou is explored in this absorbing and beautifully illustrated biography of a building.  Read more...

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"Dal Co's book, an extensive and intriguing history of the structure that transformed a bland car park in Centre Beaubourg into museum of the future, offers a great starting point for a serious Read more...

 
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