- ix, 156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Piccolo, Steve,
- Corporate Author
- Centre Georges Pompidou.
- "A short version of this essay appeared as "Beaubourg" in Francesco Dal Co, Renzo Piano, published in Italian by Electa, Milan, in 2014, and was translated into English by Steve Piccolo."--Verso of title page.Contents: Paris 1968 : "reform yes, masquerade no" -- Butterfly effects : Beaubourg's architects and engineers -- The competition : the president, the jury, and the jesters -- A legitimate transgression -- The intact beauty of Paris -- Portfolio of photographs and drawings.Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-156).