Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid’s work was considered so futuristic that for decades much of her work went unrealized. That was then. Now, Hadid’s risen to become one of the world’s elite architects, her buildings among the most famous and critically acclaimed structures on Earth. The upcoming New National Stadium of Japan — the top venue of Tokyo’s upcoming 2020 Olympic Games — may be her most famous, but many others have gained worldwide fame: the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati, the Glasgow Riverside Museum (below), the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum in Michigan and London’s Serpentine Sackler Gallery. Now, Hadid’s career—comprising buildings, furniture and interior designs have been compiled for the first time by Taschen, who fill out the hardcover book with in-depth texts, photos of her spectacular work and Hadid’s own drawings. Aptly titled Hadid: Complete Works 1979–2013, the book publishes Tokyo’s New National Stadium and Serpentine Sackler Gallery for the first time. Hadid is written by renowned architecture specialist Philip Jodidio, who has also penned Taschen’s Architecture Now! series, and monographs on Tadao Ando, Norman Foster, Richard Meier and Jean Nouvel. Pick up Hadid: Complete Works 1979–2013 over at Taschen for $50.
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