Published by Taschen, Zaha Hadid delves into to the career and major buildings of the revolutionary Iraqi-British architect, from the sharply angled designs of her early years to later more fluid architecture. Despite the critical acclaim and numerous awards, many of Hadid's buildings went unrealized - some of Hadid's bold and futuristic designs were even considered impossible to build. The book presents Zaha Hadid as an artist who sought to break old rules and thus create her own modern universe. Written by art historian Philip Jodidio, the book is part of Taschen's Basic Architecture series that presents life and work of internationally renowned architects with approximately 120 photographs, sketches and drafts. The series has been edited by German art historian Peter Gössel.
Discover the audacious futurism of Zaha Hadid. As the first woman to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the RIBA Royal Gold Medal, Hadid broke the rules and re-defined the game, despite some saying her designs were unbuildable. At the time of her unexpected death in 2016, she was firmly established as the first great architect of the noughties.