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The Resource Centre Pompidou : Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument, Francesco Dal Co

Centre Pompidou : Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument, Francesco Dal Co

Label
Centre Pompidou : Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument
Title
Centre Pompidou
Title remainder
Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument
Statement of responsibility
Francesco Dal Co
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
The Centre Georges Pompidou, also called Beaubourg, is today considered an icon of contemporary Paris, the quintessence of a modern building, and a model for what a museum should be. In 1971, Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, together with the engineering firm Ove Arup & Partners, won an international architecture competition with their innovative and irreverent design for the building. Completed in 1977, the building was at first received skeptically by critics, yet it was quickly embraced by the public as a beloved monument of the modern city of Paris-a status it still holds 40 years later. Eminent historian Francesco Dal Co explores the building's history and the reasons for its success, beginning with its genesis in Georges Pompidou's response to Paris's turbulent student protests of May 1968. After tracing the building's political context, Dal Co considers its intellectual roots and the solutions used in its construction. Design elements and engineering techniques dating as far back as the 19th century allow the Centre Pompidou to appear modern while simultaneously channeling architectural memory, connecting it powerfully to Paris's historic urban fabric. This essential text on one of the 20th century's most significant buildings is accompanied by a portfolio of drawings and photographs, many of which have never before been featured in an English-language publication
Member of
Cataloging source
JAI
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1945-
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Dal Co, Francesco
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plans
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Piccolo, Steve
  • Centre Georges Pompidou
Series statement
Great architects/great buildings
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  • Centre Georges Pompidou
  • Piano, Renzo
  • Rogers, Richard
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Art museum architecture
  • Art museums
  • Art centers
  • Architecture, Modern
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Paris (France)
  • Art
  • Centres culturels
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Paris (France)
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Public, Commercial & Industrial
  • ARCHITECTURE / Criticism
  • ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms / Monographs
Target audience
preschool
Label
Centre Pompidou : Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument, Francesco Dal Co
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A short version of this essay appeared as "Beaubourg" in Francesco Dal Co, Renzo Piano, published in Italian by Electa, Milan, in 2014, and was translated into English by Steve Piccolo."--Verso of title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paris 1968 : "reform yes, masquerade no" -- Butterfly effects : Beaubourg's architects and engineers -- The competition : the president, the jury, and the jesters -- A legitimate transgression -- The intact beauty of Paris -- Portfolio of photographs and drawings
Control code
962735446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9780300221299
Lccn
2016934871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), plans
System control number
(OCoLC)962735446
Label
Centre Pompidou : Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and the making of a modern monument, Francesco Dal Co
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A short version of this essay appeared as "Beaubourg" in Francesco Dal Co, Renzo Piano, published in Italian by Electa, Milan, in 2014, and was translated into English by Steve Piccolo."--Verso of title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Paris 1968 : "reform yes, masquerade no" -- Butterfly effects : Beaubourg's architects and engineers -- The competition : the president, the jury, and the jesters -- A legitimate transgression -- The intact beauty of Paris -- Portfolio of photographs and drawings
Control code
962735446
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9780300221299
Lccn
2016934871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Master record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), plans
System control number
(OCoLC)962735446

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