The revolutionary architect’s life and work in an updated monograph
Zaha Hadidwas a revolutionary architect. For years, she was widely acclaimed and won numerous prizes despite building practically nothing. Some even said her work was simply impossible to build. Yet, during the latter years of her life, Hadid’s daring visions became a reality, bringing a new and unique architectural language to cities and structures such as thePort House in Antwerp, the Al Janoub Stadium near Doha, Qatar, and the spectacular new airport terminal in Beijing.
By her untimely death in 2016, Hadid was firmly established among architecture’s finest elite, working on projects in Europe, China, the Middle East, and the United States. She was the first female architect to win both the Pritzker Prize for architecture and the prestigious RIBA Royal Gold Medal, with her long-time Partner Patrik Schumacher now the leader ofZaha HadidArchitects and in charge of many new projects.
Based on the massive TASCHEN monograph, this book isnow available in an accessible editioncoveringHadid’s complete works, including ongoing projects. With abundantphotographs, in-depth sketches, and Hadid’s own drawings, the volume traces the evolution of her career, spanning not onlyher most pioneering buildingsbut also thefurniture and interior designsthat were integrated into her unique, and distinctly 21st-century, universe.
“A celebration of all that is brave and audacious in her work.” —Australian Financial Review
Philip Jodidiostudied art history and economics at Harvard and editedConnaissance des Artsfor over 20 years. His TASCHEN books include theArchitecture Now!series and monographs on numerous major architects, includingNorman Foster,Tadao Ando, Renzo Piano,Jean Nouvel, andZaha Hadid.