Book Title: Jean Prouve - xuvre complete / Complete Works : Volume 4: 1954-1984
Author: Peter Sulzer
Format: Hardback | 334 pages
Publication Date: 22 Sep 2008
Jean Prouve (1901-1984) is widely recognised as one of the most extraordinary engineers of the twentieth century. His constructions and inventions in the fields of industrial manufacturing, prefabrication, and the use of new materials like aluminum and corrugated iron as well as his design sketches are an abiding and significant influence on many architects and engineers today. The fourth volume of the complete works deals with Prouve's creative period from 1954 to 1984, covering 200 projects, including such major works as the Alpexpo exhibition halls in Grenoble, gas stations for Total, the pump room in Evian, curtain walls - for example for the Freie Universitat (Free University) in Berlin and the Medical School of Erasmus University in Rotterdam - and his final work, the radar tower in Ouessant. From 1957 to 1970 Prouve was also professor at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris.