Tschumi Parc de la Villette is the first publication to document comprehensively Bernard Tschumi's first, and arguably still most celebrated project. With new and republished writing including a text by Bernard Tschumi and Anthony Vidler's "Trick-Track" originally published in 1986, alongside a newly-commissioned essay assesing the Parc from a contemporary and historical perspective, this book documents Parc de la Villette from its conception, through the 30 years of its existence, to the present.
Tschumi Parc de la Villette includes drawings, concept sketches, models and photographs showing the development of the Parc over three decades, brought together in a single volume for the first time since the 1980s.
One of the "Grands Projets" commissioned by the French Government in the 1980s, Parc de la Villette set a benchmark for urban parks in the latter part of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. Tschumi constructed a series of follies across the site, creating what he called "the largest discontinuous building in the world". Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Parc, Tschumi Parc de la Villette broadly celebrates the project, and articularly the way in which it has been embraced by generations of Parisians and a diverse international public.
This third edition of the backlist staple is packed with exercises, activities, and cultural tidbits-providing enough information to start speaking a little French in just a few days, or to deepen one's understanding and fluency.
? Idiot-proof techniques to master pronunciation, grammar, and usage
? Offers a lively and up-to-date vocabulary, without that stilted textbook tone
? Designed to make learning French fun
Following an initiative undertaken by the Mus, e du Louvre, in 2006-7 seven great French museums hosted exhibitions that revealed to the public the great wealth of Italian drawings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in French collections.
Books new in shrinkwrap, significant damage to box.
Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand French with 15-minute-a day lessons. Each pack contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut cases