Monday, March 31, 2008

Jean Nouvel Wins Top Award

Felicitations to Jean Nouvel, who yesterday was awarded the 2008 Pritzker Prize in Architecture, joining the ranks of I.M. Pei, Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry and Richard Rogers as the world's most acclaimed architects. He is only the second Frenchman to be honored with the prestigious award, considered to be the "Nobel Prize" in architecture.

Nouvel, best known in Paris for the Insitut du Monde Arabe, the Musee du Quai Branly (pictured) and the Fondation Cartier, has an impressive list of structures worldwide bearing his bold, eclectic design. His famous Atelier is in the 1e arrondissement.

2 comments:

materfamilias said...

I posted about this today as well, Polly, not as knowledgeably as you, but simply out of enthusiasm for the Musée Branly which we visited last spring.

Mimi said...

His work is breathtaking!

I liked the Branly too, much more than I thought I would.

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