Villes satellite n°3 : classique (2006)
Satellite cities n°3 : classic (2006)

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Claude Parent, Visionary architect

Financial Times critic and AA contributor Edwin Heathcote says of Claude Parent’s drawings that “in their ambition they not only presage Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid, they arguably surpass them”. More than three years after the death of the author of the ‘oblique function’ (with the late Paul Virilio), Chloé Parent pays a magnificent tribute to her father by publishing, with the complicity of the architect’s grandson Laszlo Parent, a collection of personal accounts by some of those for whom his influence was crucial, and above all a book containing breathtaking drawings, some of which are published for the first time. A book aimed at enthusiasts and also at anyone who knows just how one person can change the course of a discipline.

Contributions by Donatien Grau, Pascale Blin, Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Odile Decq, Wolf D. Prix, Frédéric Migayrou and Azzedine Alaïa, Rizzoli New York, June 2019, 224 p., illus., 69€.

Ville ouverte II (2003)
Open city II (2003)
À gauche : Maison d'angle (maisons improbables n°2) (1999-2000) À droite : Maison Proue (maison improbables n°1) (1999-2000)
Left : Angle house (improbable houses n°2) (1999-2000)
Right: Bow house (improbable houses n°1) (1999-2000)
Fragment 1 - Ville engloutie (1990)
Fragment 1 – Sunken city (1990)
À gauche : Excroissance volcanique - coupe n°2 (2011) À droite : Excroissance volcanique - perspective 2 (2011)
Left : Volcanique outgrowth – section n°2 (2011)
Right : Volcanique outgrowth – perspective 2 (2011)
Open limit 10 (1999-2000)
Open limit 10 (1999-2000)

 

À gauche : La surface libre de la migration est la toiture de l'habitat (2010) À droite : Sur le chemin continu de la grande migration. La coupe-façade d'une halte transitoire (2010)
Left : The free surface of the migration is the roof of the habitat (2010)
Right : On the continuous path of the great migration. Section-elevation of a transitory halt (2010)
De gauche à droite : La marée noire (1990), Le Futur de la Ville (1990), La ville étouffée (1990)
From left to right : Black tide (1990), Future of the city (1990), Choked city (1990)
À gauche : Colère 12 - L'arc tendu (1982) À droite : Colère 8 - La douce insertion (1982)
Left : Anger 12 – Stretched bow (1982)
Right : Anger 8 – Gentle insertion (1982)

This book has been previously presented on AA’s 431th issue. Buy your copy on our online shop.

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