Foster Works, Prestel
Foster Works is a collection of six volumes featuring Norman Foster’s complete œuvre from the early Team 4 beginnings to the latest projects. The six books are being published over a period of six years by Prestel. The Foster Works books continue in the tradition of the Foster Volumes designed by Otl Aicher in the late 80s and have been judged ‘a publishing milestone’ and a ‘triumph’ by fellow publishers.
Foster Works not only trace Foster’s early projects, they also provide extensive contextual information, which has been painstakingly researched in order to give an insight into the architect's thinking and outside influences on buildings and projects. Norman Foster sketches explain the key principles which have informed much of his career, lavish dividers announce the main features, specially commissioned illustrations explain the workings of the buildings and pictures by leading architectural photographers show the projects with all their facets.