Zaha Hadid at the Hermitage
Zaha Hadid’s last major exhibition was held at the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg in the summer of 2015. It presented a fascinating overview of the British architect’s forty-year career from the early influence of Malevich’s tectonics to such world-famous projects as the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park and the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, as well as her last major project in the UK – the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, Oxford. As an architect who consistently pushed the boundaries of architecture and urban design, Hadid encompassed all fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to products, interiors and furniture, all of which are included in this publication that accompanied the Russian exhibition.
208pp, softback, 280 x 280mm, 200 illustrations
£20 (website only)
...gives a sense of Hadid’s philosophy and her set of values, her fascination with nature, and her ability to break new ground while remaining faithful to her first love, the avant-garde
(The Moscow Times)