The Bibliothèque nationale de France - Dominique Perrault - Portrait of a project 1988 - 1998
To be published in July 2018.
A crossing of the history and stakes of the National Library of France, from its conception to its inauguration
Developing successively six thematic sections, this book presents the history and issues of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, from its design to its inauguration. Punctuated with over 700 images, it traces the adventure of a unique project which has become a symbol of Paris architecture. The numerous essays, interviews and original pieces of writing by architect Dominique Perrault offer the opportunity to explore all the facets of this architectural project, in the smallest details of its achievement, of its garden, interior fittings or elements of furniture. Twenty years after the full public opening of the building, the book takes a fresh look on its inclusion in an architectural and political history then punctuated with controversies and intense debates.
Editions HYX - Architecture - Hors Collection
Under the direction of Frédéric Migayrou
Autors Emmanuelle Chiappone-Piriou, Laurence Engel, Michael Jakob, Stéphane Laurent, Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, Frédéric Migayrou, Dominique Perrault, Jacqueline Sanson, Richard Rogers, Anthony Vidler, Barry Bergdoll
Traduction Laure Humbel, Eileen Powis, Gammon Sharpley
Graphic design Loran Stosskopf
Editions Français - Anglais
Dimensions : 24 x 30 cm, 448 pages, 700 illustrations
Price : 40 €
ISBN english version 978-2-37382-000-3