Jean-Louis Cohen, "Urban Textures (Yves Lion)"
Birkhäuser Basel | ISBN: 3764363010 | 2005-07-25 | PDF | 160 pages | 17 Mb
A monograph on this prominent French architect, Yves Lion, and a survey of his oeuvre.
Born in Casablanca in 1945, Yves Lion has been a pre-eminent figure in the French architectural scene and debate for some 30 years. Now, leading architectural historian Jean-Paul Cohen has produced the first overall survey of Lion's work, describing the key themes and focus of Lion's oeuvre, including his pursuit of urban planning and housing issues, and his discourse with James Stirling, Charles Jencks, Aldo van Eyck, Bernard Tschumi and others.
Comprehensive documentation and illustrations of Lion's buildings complement Cohen's essay. Examples include the Nantes Opera House, the French Embassy in Beyrouth and the Maison Europ enne de la Photographie in Paris.