The Complete Zaha Hadid by Aaron Betsky

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“A fascinating insight into the practice of a woman who allows for her creations to transcend the realm of the blueprint.” –Aesthetica

Zaha Hadid is one of the most innovative and celebrated architects working today. Born in Iraq, raised in London, and recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Hadid has transformed our experience of space and architecture.

This comprehensive, updated monograph of more than two hundred projects―from Hadid’s earliest experimentations and product design to follies and large-scale built works, including the recently completed London 2012 Aquatics Centre, Guangzhou Opera House in China, and Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan―is a testament to her innovative, wide-ranging, and exhilarating vision.

Prepared in collaboration with Hadid’s London-based practice, the book contains a dazzling array of imagery organized in chronological order, revealing Hadid's earliest inspirations and most recent innovations. Included are the latest high-profile projects, such as the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, the Library and Learning Centre for the University of Economics in Vienna, and the Grand Théâtre de Rabat in Morocco.

An introduction by critic and museum director Aaron Betsky considers Hadid’s entire career, both in the context of architectural history and as a manifestation of the current and future state of architecture.

Illustrations in color and black-and-white throughout with plans and drawings
 

About Aaron Betsky

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Aaron Betsky is the former director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute and current director of the Cincinnati Museum of Art in Ohio. He has written numerous books on architecture and design, and was the director of the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale.
 
Published June 14, 2016 by Thames & Hudson. 288 pages
Genres: History, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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First published in 1998 as Zaha Hadid: The Complete Work, this title was updated and expanded in 2009 and then again in 2013 as more of the architect's works were constructed. Hadid's unexpected death early in 2016 may make this the final edition, although so many of her buildings are currently u...

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