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Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) studied and started his working life in May 1968 in France. Nouvel was one of the founders of the Mars 1967 movement, which adopted a very critical position on the prevailing bureaucracy and legal anachronisms in architecture. In the early eighties, he won several competitions such as the one for the Institute of the Arab World in Paris and the so ...more
Hardcover, 80 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Te Neues Publishing Company
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Interesting. Odd, but probably acceptably so. There were weirdnesses in this volume though -- at first the text was fine, then oddities appeared that I will consider (erring on the side of kindness) part translation and part failed attempts at esoteric prose-poetry. For instance: the exterior screens "filter the light in accord with the soft textures of the rooms' finishes. All of the interiors are done with a great deal of austerity to bring about welcoming spaces. ... [the] finishes are polish ...more