Foster Works, Prestel

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.

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.