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Mack, Gerhard

Herzog & de Meuron 1997-2001

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    Hardcover
    English edition
    Publication Date:
    November 2008
    ISBN
    978-3-7643-8640-5
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    Overview

    • Covers all designs and structures on which planning began between 1997 and 2001
    • With roughly two thousand color and black-and-white illustrations, plans, and sketches
    • The indispensable reference work for everyone interested in Herzog & de Meuron

    Aims and Scope

    The Tate Modern in London made Herzog & de Meuron famous all over the world. The projects and structures they have built since then are distinguished by the sensitive treatment of materials for which the architects are renowned. In addition, these Pritzker Prize–winning architects have developed a topographical conception of architecture that not only locates their designs in a larger context but also frequently structures them as landscapes. In order to represent them, the layout of volume 4 of the complete works has been completely redesigned. The publication contains essays by the architects themselves in which they situate their projects. The structures presented include such icons of contemporary architecture as the Prada store in Tokyo Aoyama and the Allianz Arena in Munich, where the opening game of the 2006 Soccer World Cup was played. Pathbreaking museum structures such as the Schaulager near Basel, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the De Young Museum in San Francisco continue the conversation surrounding what constitutes a truly contemporary presentation of modern art.

    Details

    Das Basler Architekturbüro Herzog & de Meuron nimmt weltweit eine führende Stellung in der zeitgenössischen Architektur ein. Ihr Werk zeichnet sich einerseits durch eine hohe Sensibilität im Umgang mit Materialien aus. Andererseits entwickeln die Pritzker-Preisträger darin ein topografisches Verständnis von Architektur, das die Gebäude nicht nur in einen weiteren Zusammenhang einordnet, sondern sie häufig selbst als Landschaften strukturiert. Die bisher vorliegenden fünf Bände dokumentieren umfassend sämtliche Bauten und Entwürfe, deren Projektierungsanfang in die Jahre 1978 bis 2001 bzw. 2005 bis 2007 fällt, und sind so ein unentbehrliches Referenzwerk für jeden Architekten. Der fünften Band wir schnellstmöglich ergänzt.
    33.0 x 24.0 cm
    352 pages
    500 Fig.
    BIRKHÄUSER
    Language:
    English

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    Gerhard Mack is editor for art, architecture, and design for Neue Zürcher Zeitung and NZZ am Sonntag

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