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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Dominique Perrault, born in 1953, is one of the leading figures of
contemporary architecture. In addition to the French National Library, one of
the most important buildings realized in Paris in the 1990s, Perrault's career
features other works of international importance, such as the Berlin Velodrome
and Olympic swimming-pool (1992-9), where he masterfully succeeded in blending
the architectural structures with the natural environment. In the area of
town-planning, Perrault has conceived designs for Nantes, Bordeaux, Berlin and
Caen; he also designs furniture and researches new building materials. Major
current projects by Perrault are under way for the extension of the Court of
Justice of the European Community (Luxemburg) and the multimedia library of
Venissieux. This monograph presents, in chronological order, the most important
achievements of Perrault, along with several projects for invited international
competition. Each project has a complete project description and it is
illustrated with photographs and drawings. The illustrations and the concise
critical essay by Laurent Stalder should make this book an invaluable tool for
discovering and understanding the work of one the most appealing contemporary
architects at work today.