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Thirty Years for Contemporary Art – Volume 1


37 €

In 2014, for its thirtieth anniversary, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain published a box set of two lavishly illustrated books recounting its history through its most significant values: boldness, avid curiosity, and commitment to the artists.
The first volume reflects the unique character of this place of creation and encounters, which was the first to support artists and offer a program open to all fields of contemporary thinking. Featuring interviews with the major figures of the Fondation Cartier’s history, this book traces back thirty years of exhibitions and outstanding events. It also highlights the many facets of the glass and steel building on Boulevard Raspail, ever changing with time, with the seasons and in relation to the exhibitions it houses. This incredibly flexible space is an eternal source of inspiration for the artists whom it welcomes.

Editor Publication Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris
Languages French and English versions

Hardback, 22 × 29 cm, 280 pages, 300 color and black-and-white reproductions

ISBN 978-2-86925-106-9
Release May 2014

Alain Dominique Perrin

Marie-Claude Beaud

Jean de Loisy

Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Bordeaux and then ranked first in the entrance examination of the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris in 1966, graduating in 1972. Assistant to the architect Claude Parent and inspired by urbanist and essayist Paul Virilio, he started his first architecture practice in 1970. Jean Nouvel is the architect of many buildings around the world, including the Institut du Monde Arabe, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, and Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac in Paris; the Torre Glòries in Barcelona; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid; One Central Park in Sydney; Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, United States; the Danish Radio Concert House in Copenhagen; and the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.


Hervé Chandès