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Bernard Tschumi Zoo Architecture Book

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  1. Dazzle18

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    Hello
    Has anyone seen or purchased either of Bernard Tschumi’s books on the renovations of Parc Zoologique in Paris?
    I have seen them pop up on Amazon now and again but descriptions are not clear as to whether they are published in French or French/English, any ideas?
     
  2. Andrew Swales

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    Both are books I've been planning to get, but not got around to yet!
    Amazon lists 'Architecture Zoo' as in French, and 'The Metamorphosis' as bilingual French/English.
     
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    Thanks - Metamorphosis on Book Depot shows English cover but language is French - Amazon shows French cover but no language description - confused!
     
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    Your 'prompt' has bumped me into it :) - I'll order them both, as I've been meaning to anyway - and let you know!
     
  5. Dazzle18

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    Thanks - have you visited the zoo?
     
  6. Andrew Swales

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    Sorry, no - don't get out much these days!
     
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    'Zoo La Metamorphose' has arrived from France - a second-hand copy in OK condition. Self-cover, hard-backed with no dust jacket. A nice book of 140 pages of super pictures - spoiled somewhat by a rather too 'arty' approach to setting-out, to my taste at least - leaving lots of white space and many small pictures. A few pages of text in both French and English in that order, but of equal length, detail and quality with no evidence of translation.
     
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    Hello
    Thanks for posting, I will look out for a used copy (although new price doesn’t seem too bad).

    thanks
     
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    'Paris Zoological Park', arrived today, Superb! and thoroughly recommended. Lovely pictures, artists impressions and coloured drawings. French/English text split equally on every page. Renders the other book a bit pointless...