Zaha Hadid, Thames and Hudson

Zaha Hadid, Thames and Hudson

The Complete Works by Zaha Hadid, one of the world's most celebrated architects, consists of four volumes presented in a 3-D ruby–red Lucite slipcase. The brief to design the definite overview, incorporating four volumes of differing sizes that offer multiple perspectives – Major and Recent Projects, Projects Documentation, Models and Sketches, Essays and References – led to one of the most complex monographs ever produced.

The design takes the content and the architectural forms that Zaha Hadid is know for and presents it in a playful way.

‘This brilliantly conceived and designed publication is a true landmark in architecture and design book publishing.’ Thames & Hudson

'... the book is aesthetically pleasing in its own right...a wonderful object.’ The World of Interiors

‘Spectacular... a fitting monument...’ The Guardian

Client information

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid is an architect who consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and urban design. Her work experiments with new spatial concepts intensifying existing urban landscapes in the pursuit of a visionary aesthetic. Zaha Hadid is best known for built works like the Vitra Fire Station, Land Formation-One, Bergisel Ski Jump, Strasbourg Tram Station and Rosenthal Centre for Contemporary Art in Cincinatti.

Thames & Hudson

Thames & Hudson publishes approximately 180 new titles each year and has a current backlist of over 2000 titles. The company specialises in the arts (fine, applied, decorative, performing), archaeology and history, architecture, design, photography and travel, but also publishes in a variety of other areas, especially those of cultural interest.

Thames & Hudson was founded in 1949 by Walter and Eva Neurath. Their passion and mission for Thames & Hudson was that its books should reveal the world of art to the general public, to create a 'museum without walls' for a broad, non-specialist reading public.

To capture the essence of this international concept, the name for the company linked the rivers flowing through London and New York (although Walter later admitted he could have chosen at least six other rivers for the name!).