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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Paris, Île-de-France, Franceen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1981-1987 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorNouvel, Jeanen_US
dc.date1981-1987en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T19:28:21Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T19:28:21Z
dc.date.issued1981-1987en_US
dc.identifier214447en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 184en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/121814
dc.descriptionTower of Books, view from northwest, depicting how juxtaposition is formed; Design team: Jean Nouvel, Pierre Soria, Gilbert Lezenes, of Architecture Studio, Architects. Houses a Franco-Arabian 'World' Institute representing 19 countries. Its purpose is to foster knowledge of Arab world culture by the exchange of information on the arts, sciences and modern technologies. It incorporates some well-lit exhibition areas, a museum, library, a 300-seat hall and a restaurant, as well as offices and car parking. "Nouvel won the competition (1980) for the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, his first important work. Constructed in 1981-1987 on a sensitive site adjacent to Notre-Dame, the building has a complex design in two distinct parts: a curved block following the line of the River Seine and a rectangular block maintaining the street frontage. The entire south wall is covered with small steel irises electronically controlled to respond to ambient light conditions, recalling the carved wooden screens (masharabiyya) of traditional Islamic architecture, while the hypostyle hall and spiral library tower are deliberately archaic in form." Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; concrete; glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.titleInstitut du Monde Arabeen_US
dc.title.alternativeArab World Instituteen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-NJ-IM-D5en_US
vra.culturalContextFrenchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypemixed-use developmenten_US
vra.worktypelibrary (building)en_US
vra.worktypemuseumen_US
dc.contributor.displayJean Nouvel (French architect, born 1945)en_US


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