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OP BIBLIOTHEQUE DE FRANCE: PREMIERS VOLUMES (Bibliotheque de France: First Volumes). Institut Francais d'Architecture, Paris, 1989. Organized by Association pour la Bibliotheque de France, Paris. Concours, 1. Published in association with Edizioni Carte Segrete, Rome. 274 pp. with 233 ills. (34 col.). 21 x 16 cm. In French.
Presents 20 designs for the mammoth library planned to replace the Bibliotheque Nationale, showcasing the controversial winning entry by French architect Dominique Perrault as well as proposals submitted by such prominent figures as Nouvel, Koolhaas, Botta, Meier, Stirling and Siza. Brief commentaries and illustrations of models, plans, perspective drawings and elevations documenting the proposals are accompanied by 14 texts reviewing the historical development of libraries and discussing social, urban and architectural issues pertinent to the design of the new Bibliotheque de France.
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Post-1970 — Architecture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053788
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