Livre anniversaire des 20 ans de la Fondation Cartier



To mark its twentieth anniversary, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain wanted to retrace the exhibitions it has organized in France and abroad since 1984, year by year. A chronological dimension presents the history of the Fondation Cartier, from Jouy-en-Josas to the building by Jean Nouvel on Boulevard Raspail, while a portfolio brings together a selection of major works, most of which belong to the Fondation Cartier collection. Alain Dominique Perrin, the president and founder of the Fondation, goes back over its origins and explains its pioneering role in the world of art and culture.
Commentaries by Marie-Claude Beaud, Jean de Loisy, and Hervé Chandès make this book a living testimony of this exceptional adventure.

20 Years of the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain
Publisher: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 2004
Hardback, 25 x 31.8 cm, 450 pages, 800 color and black and white illustrations
Foreword by Jacques Chirac
Texts by Marie-Claude Beaud, Jean de Loisy, and Hervé Chandès
Conversation with Alain Dominique Perrin
French version and English version
Distribution inside and outside of France: Actes Sud, Arles
ISBN: 978-2-7427-4963-8
Price: 30 euros


  • p. 44-45 : Le Pot doré by Jean-Pierre Raynaud on tour, 1985

  • p. 60-61 : A Tribute to Ferrari, 1987

  • p. 94-95 : Jeff Wall, Yasumasa Morimura, Azur, 1993

  • Portfolio : Alessandro Mendini

  • Portfolio : Issey Miyake

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