On Foster...Foster On, Prestel

On Foster...Foster On, Prestel

On Foster, Foster On, published by Prestel, is a collection of essays by, and about architect Norman Foster. Incorporated in the cover is an interactive CD that presents colour images and drawings of the projects mentioned in the body of the book. Within the book itself, the images are black and white.

The cover, with its acetate wrap-around and embedded CD, reflects the layered approach of the book. Each essay gives insight into Foster’s thinking, collectively, they summarise his attitude and approach.

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.