Building with History, Prestel

Building with History, Prestel

Paul Goldberger’s book ’Building with History’ examines the strategies employed by architects Foster + Partners for contemporary interventions in historic buildings. Goldberger’s critical assessment is underpinned by beautifully reproduced imagery in a dedicated plate section as well as plans, sections and elevations which give a deeper insight into the symbiotic coexistence of historic substance and forward thinking solutions.

The contents of the book is matched by the carefully considered design with a silver coating providing a suitably high-tech twist on the traditional cloth cover.

Client information

Prestel Verlag

With its list of titles in English and German, Prestel Publishing is one of the world's leading publishers in the fields of art, architecture, photography, design, cultural history, and ethnography. The company, founded in 1924, has its headquarters in Munich, offices in New York and London, and an international sales network.

Foster + Partners

Founded in 1967 as Foster Associates and now known as Foster + Partners, for over four decades the studio has grown to become one of the largest and most respected in the world. Since its inception, the practice has received more than 400 awards and citations for excellence and has won more than 70 international and national competitions.

Foster + Partners has a long a history of producing landmark buildings including the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Swiss Re in the City of London, the Millennium Bridge, the New German Parliament at the Reichstag, the Great Court at the British Museum and Beijing Airport.

Thomas Manss & Company has collaborated with Foster + Partners on a number of projects ranging from identity and exhibition designs to creating a variety of architectural publications.