Foster 40, Prestel

Foster 40, Prestel

In 2007 Norman Foster celebrated 40 years of independent practice. The book features 40 of Foster's most important projects, together with 40 themes that have consistently underpinned his work. Echoing the spirit of Foster's architecture, the book itself is designed around a pioneering format which allows the content to be accessed interactively. This innovative volume provides an extraordinary view into the ideas that drive Foster's seemingly inexhaustible creative energy.

The book has been awarded an iF Communication Design Award and has been included in “The most beautiful German books” by the Stiftung Buchkunst. In addition, Foster 40 has been nominated for The Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. The country‘s highest distinction in the field of design, it is also known as the 'award of awards'. Entries cannot be submitted directly but are selected from winners of other national award schemes.

Client information

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.

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.