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The Making of Beaubourg: A Building Biography of the Centre Pompidou, Paris

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This is the story of how France's famed cultural icon, one of the most controversial and public buildings of the century, was designed and built. Nathan Silver's detailed account of the Centre Pompidou - still called Beaubourg by its designers, and by Parisians - takes the form of a building biography. Not just a book about a building but also about the making of a building, this means of inquiry is a holistic reading of the intricate process of creating architecture in contemporary society that brings to light its human ...

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The Making of Beaubourg: A Building Biography of the Centre Pompidou, Paris
1997, Mit Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262691970

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The Making of Beaubourg: A Building Biography of the Centre Pompidou, Paris
1997, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780262193481

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