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Bibliotheque Nationale de France, 1989-95: Dominique Perrault, Architect
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Bibliotheque Nationale de France, 1989-95: Dominique Perrault, Architect (Hardback)

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In 1989, at the age of 36, Dominique Perrault achieved world fame overnight when he won the competition for the Bibliotheque de France. His entry for this last and most prestigious of the Grands Projets in the French capital - four high, L-shaped towers enclosing a vast piazza - gave rise to heated argument. Would the young architect be equal to such a complex and symbolic feat? The Bibliotheque Nationale de France was inaugurated by President Maitterand on the 30th of March 1995. In a record time of just under five and a half years of planning and building, and strictly within the original budget, Perrault completed the largest library in the world. This monograph describes the building in all its aspects - city planning, architecture, library design, and aesthetic impact - and provides documentation through sketches, plans, models, and colour photographs from beginning to completion.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureHistory of architecture & Preservation of BuildingsArchitecture & DesignArchitecturePublic buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etcArt, Fashion & Photography Publisher: Birkhauser Verlag AG Publication Date: 21/07/1995 ISBN-13: 9783764355906  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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