Peter Zumthor: Buildings and Projects 1985-2013

ISBN: 978-3858817235
Artist(s): Peter Zumthor
Author(s): Peter Zumthor
Format: hardback
Year published: 2014
Publisher: Verlag Scheidegger and Spiess
Total Pages: 800 pages in 5 volumes


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Peter Zumthor unarguably ranks among the most important contemporary architects. He is revered worldwide for the stringency of his architectural concepts, the clarity of his designs, his sensitivity for location and context, and for his conscious and careful use of materials. He is celebrated for the pure and atmospheric spaces he has created, such as Therme Vals (Vals, Switzerland), Kolumba Art Museum (Cologne, Germany), or in 2011 the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London, Hortus Conclusus. Yet his lesser known residential buildings in Switzerland or the Steilneset Memorial for the Victims of the Witch Trials in Vardo (Norway) have also won great acclaim from architectural critics. Zumthor is much admired by students and teachers of architecture alike for his philosophical approach to the task of building and for his writings on architectural thought. ‘Peter Zumthor: Buildings and Projects 1985-2013’ is the first comprehensive monograph on Zumthor’s work in more than fifteen years. Around 40 of his buildings and unrealised projects are presented in detail with brief descriptive texts by Zumthor himself, with photographs, sketches, drawings and plans. A complete list of works 1979-2012 rounds out the book. Photographs are contributed by Helene Binet, Hans Danuser and others.

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