Not only is it a beautiful Sunday evening in Central Texas, but it’s also the birthday of two architectural greats: Norman Foster & Toyo Ito!
The English architect Foster is the namesake of international firm Foster + Partners, with famous works including Hearst Tower in New York City, the restored Reichstag in Berlin, and ‘The Gherkin’ in London, among various others. Ito is a Japanese architect known for his conceptual architecture, with The Sendai Mediatheque in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan likely being his most critical and influential work to date.
Foster turns 79 today, and Ito turns 73. We’ve culled some great books on each architect from our catalog in celebration.
Norman Foster: Drawings 1958-2008. Curated by Luis Fernández-Galiano. Call Number NA 997 F65 A1 2010.
Hearst Tower. By Norman Foster and Joseph Giovannini. Call Number NA 6233 N5 F67 2010.
Reflections. By Norman Foster. Call Number NA 680 F685 2005.
Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature. Edited by Jessie Turnbull. Call Number NA 1559 I84 T69 2012.
Toyo Ito: Blurring Architecture. Edited by Ulrich Schneider & Marc Feustel. Call Number NA 1559 I84 T6 1999.
Sendai Mediatheque. By Toyo Ito. Call Number NA 1559 I84 A4 2003.
We welcome you to continue celebrating with us this week by coming to check out one of the above, or additional, titles we have in our library on the bodies of work of these two architects. Once again: Happy Birthday, Norman & Toyo!