Ai Weiwei. Becoming. Images of Beijing’s Air Terminal 3

Author: Ai Weiwei
Year: Ivorypress, 2009
Binding: Hardcover
Language: English
Pages: 146 pgs
Size: 25.5 x 33 cm
ISBN: 978-0-9554585-6-9

Becoming is the latest work by renowned Chinese artist and architect Ai Weiwei. The book provides a photographic tour of the construction of Beijing’s new air terminal, the largest covered structure in the world. The photos were taken during Ai’s intermittent site visits from 2005-2008; collectively they offer an idiosyncratic view of the building’s evolution from a tangle of scaffolding and cement sacks to the pristine air terminal in service today. Also included are interviews with the author, as well as the terminal’s architect, Norman Foster. An introduction is provided by the book’s editor Brendan McGetrick.

Texts by Uli Sigg and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Edited by Brendan McGetrick.