The glass and steel building, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, that houses the Foundation Cartier, accurately reflects ... More
Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art
The glass and steel building, designed by the architect Jean Nouvel, that houses the Foundation Cartier, accurately reflects the specific concept of this museum. Created in 1984, this Foundation helps contemporary artists by promoting their works and exhibits a variety of works from paintings to videos to sculptures. The famous fashion designer Issey Myiake, whose work has sometimes been controversial, is one of the great names exhibited.
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Finest Modern Building in Paris, Good gallery shows
By A Yahoo! Contributor, 11/24/04
The Fondation Cartier for Contemporary Art was built and funded by the Cartier family of jewelers. The building is a tour-de-force of modern architecture by Jean Nouvel; arguably the finest new building in Paris. Appearing to be absolutely transparent or invisible at certain angles, the exterior walls are planes of glass parallel to boulevard Raspail. Changing exhibits are on the spacious, light-filled first floor and in the basement, and are always provacative, cutting-edge, often witty, and not to be missed. - - For those interested in modern garden design or botany, the gardens surrounding the building will be worth a visit; subtle and surprising. The design echos a forest floor, with mosses and woodland plants, and bulbs in the spring. Also on the grounds is the world-famous 200 year-old Cedar of Lebanon planted by the poet Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand.
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