L’Observatoire de la lumière

Book authored by Daniel Buren and published by Xavier Barral, Paris

Order the book at Xavier Barral or on Amazon

This publication offers a comprehensive view of Daniel Buren’s spectacular intervention on the Louis Vuitton Foundation’s building and presents the development of his work on colour, light, transparency and projection since the 1970’s as well. An important body of work gathered for the first time on this theme. More…


  • Daniel Buren, “Observatory of light”, Work in situ, May 2016 to April 2017, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

News coverage:

  • The Architect’s Newspaper: Daniel Buren’s “Observatory of Light” set to open at Fondation Louis Vuitton, May 9, 2016
  • The New York Times: Daniel Buren Morphs Louis Vuitton Into ‘The Observatory of Light’, May 13, 2016
  • Architectural Digest: Daniel Buren Brings Color to Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton, May 10, 2016

Hardcover: 468 pages

Publisher: Xavier Barral (May 26, 2016)

Language: French – English

ISBN-10: 2365111068

ISBN-13: 978-2365111065

Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.4 x 9.7 inches