Sonnets in Babylon

The Venice Pavilion hosts ‘Sonnets in Babylon’ an installation by Daniel Libeskind that explores the tensions that exist between architecture and drawing. A collection of two volumes – Installation & Writing and Drawings.

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The Buildings that Revolutionized Architecture

From Rome’s Parthenon to Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia; from the ancient village of Petra to Beijing’s Forbidden City; from New York’s Empire State Building to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, this visually stunning collection of 100 milestones of architectural history explores how they changed the course of architecture forever. Daniel Libeskind’s Jewish Museum Berlin is featured as project #91. Publisher: Prestel (Munich/London/New York)

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Inspiration and Process in Architecture

Daniel Libeskind says he chooses drawing as a way to put his ideas and thoughts into practice and that architectural drawing is in itself a creative work. This book documents the process of some of his most prestigious projects including the Jewish Museum in Berlin and the World Trade Center redevelopment in New York City. Inspiration and Process in Architecture is a series of books exploring the lives and work of key figures in modern and contemporary architecture, and their use of drawing as part of the creative process.

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La Linea del Fuoco

The packed collection of writings, drawings and machines, edited by Dario Gentili and published in Italy by Quodlibet, unveils Daniel Libeskind’s operational and theoretical universe, which can be pursued in many directions. (Domus)

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Eminent Architects: Seen by Ingrid Von Kruse

Eminent Architects collects Ingrid von Kruse’s intimate portraits of the world’s most celebrated practicing architects–among them Tadao Ando, David Chipperfield, Peter Eisenman, Norman Foster, Frank O. Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Phyllis Lambert, Daniel Libeskind, Richard Meier, Oscar Niemeyer, I.M. Pei, Dominique Perrault, Richard Rogers, SANAA, Álvaro Siza, Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. A selection of sketches and models completes this ambitious undertaking.   Author: Ingrid Von Kruse Publisher: Jovis

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The Daniel Libeskind Research Studio

The Daniel Libeskind Research Studio existed at the HfG-Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe (University of Arts and Design) in Germany from 1999 till 2003. The HfG was founded in 1991 by the well-known art historian and former director of the German Architecture Museum in Frankfurt/Main Heinrich Klotz. It is an internationally renowned art school with a new concept of openness and interdisciplinarity among all faculties. Several famous artists and theoreticians such as Hans Belting, Klaus vom Bruch, Boris Groys, Candida Höfer, Stephan von Huene, Dieter Kiessling, Mischa Kuball, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Uwe Laysiepen, Gunter Rambow, Lois Renner, Michael Saup, Christoph Schlingensief,…

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Great Modern Architecture

From the Publisher “All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts or stimulates the persons in that space.”-Philip Johnson A society’s architecture can tell us a huge amount about its people, including their collective priorities, their deepest fears as well as their hopes for the future. A great building can do many things. It can sanctify or nurture, expose or protect, it can seem strong and impenetrable or warm and welcoming. The very best architects make their reputations and careers from manipulating materials in order to stimulate both users and the public….

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Counterpoint: Daniel Libeskind in Conversation with Paul Goldberger

Drawn from a series of interviews with celebrated architecture critic Paul Goldberger, Counterpoint exemplifies Libeskind’s multidisciplinary approach, which reflects a profound interest in philosophy, art, music, literature, theater, and film. Along with Memory Foundations, the master plan for the World Trade Center site, featured projects include the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Royal Ontario Museum, the extension to the Denver Art Museum, the MGM Mirage CityCenter in Las Vegas, a multi-building complex in Busan, South Korea, and projects in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Mexico, Japan, and China Publisher: Monacelli Press, New York

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London 2000+

London boasts a dense concentration of architectural talent, and recent projects by designers based there ingeniously contribute to the city’s noble historic streetscapes in ways that respect and reference centuries past while simultaneously bolstering the metropolis’s reputation as one of the world’s most modern and progressive capitals. London 2000+ portrays twenty-eight projects completed since the millennium, representing a broad range of design styles and scales. Prominent structures such as Sir Norman Foster’s iconic “Gherkin,” the London Eye by Marks Barfield, Daniel Libeskind’s addition to the London Metropolitan University campus, and Herzog & de Meuron’s Laban Dance Center are featured alongside…

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Bold Visions: The Architecture of The Royal Ontario Museum

“If architecture fails, if it is pedestrian and lacks imagination and power, it tells only one story, that of its own making: how it was built, detailed, financed. But a great building, like great literature or poetry or music, can tell the story of the human soul. It can make us see the world in a wholly new way, change it forever.” In 2007, the noted American architect Daniel Libeskind, quoted above, completed the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal, his critically acclaimed addition to Canada’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). Situated among the ivy-covered colleges of the University of Toronto and a cluster…

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Daniel Libeskind

The book in your hands is a complete, mature work of a scholar at this point aware of his own theoretical and expressive means. Perhaps the most complete and thorough essay produced to date on Daniel Libeskind, it provides a portrait intertwined with ramifications, packed with references, full of charm and altogether beautiful also from the point of view of the extraordinary wealth of illustrations. Much of the illustrative material has not been published before and is the result of vital collaboration between the author, Antonello Marotta and the attentive, enthusiastic Libeskind Studio. From The Preface by Antonino Saggio (Amazon)…

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Museums in the 21st Century: Concepts, Projects, Buildings

The twenty-first century has seen a boom in museum construction, both in new buildings and renovations or additions to existing ones. Nearly thirty museums are given close inspection in this generously illustrated volume. Each entry includes a discussion of the building’s cultural and geographic environment, complemented by color photographs, sketches, and architectural plans. The book encompasses four continents and highlights, among others, the designs of Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Steven Holl, Zaha Hadid, Mario Botta, David Chipperfield, Tadao Ando, Yoshio Taniguchi, and Daniel Libeskind. In addition, the authors provide thoughtful commentary on the relationship between architecture and the fine arts…

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Architectures Experimentales

Editions HYX and the FRAC Centre have jointly published Experimental Architectures, 1950-2000, the Archilab 2003 catalogue. Presented to the public through texts by critics and historians of architecture, it goes through the main figures and movements of innovative architecture: more than 100 architects and movements are presented around emblematic architectural projects of the 20th century. This volume is also a history of utopia and experimentation in architecture. (http://www.editions-hyx.com/) Author: Anoop Parikh Publisher: HYX

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Breaking Ground

Drawing on his uncommon background and global perspective, in Breaking Ground Daniel Libeskind explores ideas about tragedy and hope, and the way in which architecture can memorialize-and reshape-human experience. Publisher: Riverhead Books (Penguin Group) New York

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The New Paradigm in Architecture

The new paradigm in architecture tells the story of a movement that has changed the face of architecture over the last forty years. The book begins by surveying the counter culture of the 1960s, when Jane Jacobs and Robert Venturi called for a more complex urbanism and architecture. It concludes by showing how such demands began to be realized by the 1990s in a new architecture that is aided by computer design. Promoted by such architects as Frank Gehry, Daniel Libeskind, and Peter Eisenman, it has also been adopted by many schools and offices around the world. Charles Jencks traces…

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The Space of Encounter

Since leaving a career in classical music to focus solely on architecture in 1979, Libeskind’s highly unconventional approach to design has riveted the interest of architects and designers around the world. Perhaps the leading architectural theoretician of our time, Libeskind is now receiving numerous commissions for new buildings, including the Jewish Museum in San Francisco. The Victoria and Albert extension in London, and the Felix Nussbaum Museum in Germany. His work has been the subject of more than 140 exhibitions and he travels and lectures constantly. This book on Libeskind’s extraordinary work-eschews, in true Libeskind fashion, ,the traditional monograph format….

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Die Deutschen sind immer die anderen

Roger Willemsen interviewed in 40 interviews international artists on their views on ‘Germany’. Both biographical and analytical, critical and humorous, shocking and anecdotal. They talk about German history and German patriotism, German fashion and German kitsch, German humor and German dance. With interview from: Hildegard Knef, Daniel Libeskind, Vivienne Westwood, George Tabori, Heinz Berggruen, Wim Wenders, Herta Müller, Michael Ballhaus, Montserrat Caballe, Kent Nagano, Phan Thi Minh Khai, John Neumeier and Lilo powder. Photographed by Detlev Schneider. Author: Roger Willemsen Photographer: Detlev Schneider Publisher: Henschel

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Perfect Acts of Architecture

Perfect Acts of Architecture presents six sets of highly inventive drawings by the contemporary avant-garde architects Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, Peter Eisenman, Bernard Tschumi, Daniel Libeskind, and Thom Mayne. Created between 1972 and 1988, when many architects turned to teaching because economic conditions had drastically curtailed building commissions, these works reflect the period’s intellectual debates and demonstrate graphic experimentation as a proactive mode of research. Each suite of drawings, fully illustrated with superb reproductions, offers great insight into the creative processes of six young designers, who went on to establish major international reputations. To put this “paper architecture” into…

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Education of an Architect: A Point of View The Cooper Union School of Art & Architecture

On November 13, 1971, the exhibition “Education of an Architect: A Point of View” — featuring the work of Cooper Union student architects under the direction of the chairman of the Department of Architecture, John Hejduk, and the dean, George Sadek — opened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The installation of models, drawings, and photographs, along with faculty and student statements, documented work from 1964 to 1971. At the time, Ada Louise Huxtable wrote, “This spectacularly beautiful work, elegant, formal, and totally detached from the world around it, represents a kind of counterrevolution in today’s educational…

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Daniel Libeskind: Jewish Museum Berlin

Scarcely any other contemporary building has been the focus of so much attention and heated discussion as the Jewish Museum in Berlin. This guide to the museum’s architecture sheds light on its symbolism as well as on the philosophy behind it. The historic and social significance of this museum extends far beyond the bounds of the city. Its already famous zigzag structure challenges the very way we regard architecture. Publisher: Prestel Verlag, Munich (Parallel editions in German and English. Editions in French, Italian, Hebrew and Japanese)

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Building a New Millenium

The first in a series of bi-annual surveys of architectural practice, this text is a reference for those interested in late-20th century buildings and design. The work of 57 architects is represented with exhaustive photographs, pland and commentary on 83 buildings. (Amazon)

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Towards a New Museum

Since first publication in 1998, Towards a New Museum has achieved iconic status as a seminal exploration of the late-20th-century revolution in museum architecture: the transformation from museum as restrained container for art to museum as exuberant companion to art. Author Victoria Newhouse critiqued numerous institutions for the display of art opened in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, culminating in Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim in Bilbao and Richard Meier’s Getty Center in Los Angeles. In this expanded edition, she continues her investigation of new museums, assessing the radical, 21st-century changes that have propelled Herzog & de Meuron’s De Young Museum in…

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Fishing from the Pavement

Architect Daniel Libeskind is a man of wide interests. He studied music in Israel and New York and history and philosophy in Essex, England. He paints, draws and designs stage sets and costumes. It follows that he would produce a book as unusual, erudite as this one. Fishing from the Pavement is not an architecture book in any sense, but a surreal prose poem — a literary indulgence by a genuine polymath. It incorporates Libeskind’s wide range of interests, and traces the architect’s experimental, non-linear creative process. (Google Books) Daniel Libeskind NAI Uitgevers/Publishers Rotterdam

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Unfolding

This creatively designed edition explores the work of Daniel Libeskind and Cecil Balmond on London’s Victoria and Albert Musuem. Compiled by Daniel Libeskind and Cecil Balmond, edited by Kristin Feireiss NAI Uitgevers/Publishers Rotterdam

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Neue Architektur für Bremen

Daniel Libeskind, Musicon Bremen. Gert Schulze & Partner, Messe- un Veranstaltungszentrum am Bürgerpark. Forward by Kristin Feireiss and Hans Jürgen Commerell. Publisher: Aedes East, Berlin

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1995 Raoul Wallenberg Lecture

Transcription of Daniel Libeskind’s speech at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, for the Raoul Wallenberg Lecture Series. Published by University of Michigan

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Radix:Matrix: Works and Writings of Daniel Libeskind

Known for his dramatic, complex, and often controversial work, Daniel Libeskind has made a name for himself as a thinking-man’s architect. His most well-known structures, including the Jewish Museum extension to the Berlin Museum and his “spiral” extension to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, are as emotionally engaging as they are physically and visually striking. Most recently he was commissioned to design a new wing for the Denver Art Museum, a commission which is certain to draw worldwide attention. This multi-faceted volume offers a first-person view of Libeskind’s work, complete with thoroughly annotated sketches, plans, models and images of completed…

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Countersign

Countersign collects the architect’s early work, including seminal projects like Micromegas and Chamber Works, Three Lessons in Architecture, Berlin “City Edge,” and the Jewish Museum Berlin. By Daniel Libeskind Academy Editions London Rizzoli Editions New York  

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Jewish Museum

Monograph on the Jewish Museum Berlin by Daniel Libeskind. The book was awarded the design award from the German publisher’s commission. Published by Ernst & Sohn, Berlin  

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Machines d’Architecture

Presented at the Fondation Cartier in 1992, the exhibitionMachines d’architecture was conceived with Patrick Javault around a think tank of architects, the idea being to question construction in its relation to life, art, and privacy. The Fondation Cartier thus exhibited architects for whom conception and thought take precedence and who set aside most of their time for drawing, writing, and creating machines that are not preliminary studies waiting to be built but actual works that fix the conditions of their potential and build their own realm of reception. The sculptures, texts and poems presented offer an alternative to construction and dwell…

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Marking the City Boundaries – Groningen

An in-depth presentation of the Groningen project in Holland, masterminded by Daniel Libeskind; nine renowned figures were invited to design monumental tokens to be placed at the edge of the city. The scheme set out to confront issues of urban identity on the 950th anniversary of the city. (World Cat) Edited by Andreas C Papdakis Published by Academy Editions London

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Daniel Libeskind: Between the Lines

The catalogue to the exhibition “Daniel Libeskind, Between the Lines– Extension to the Berlin Museum”. The exhibition was on view at the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam from June 7 -September 22, 1991. The catalogue was published in two editions: Dutch/English and German/English.  Publisher: Jewish Historical Museum, Amsterdam

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Architecture Today

This international survey documents the state of architecture at the beginning of the nineties, and provides an insight into the recent past and possible future shape of our homes and cities. Charles Jencks, the critic responsible for identifying the diverse trends which have emerged in the wake of modernism, discusses late-modern, post-modern and new modern architecture. This includes the pioneering work in America, Europe and Japan of leading achitects Norman Foster, Michael Graves, Hans Hollein, Arata Isozsaki, Philip Johnson, Rob Krier, Richard Rogers, James Stirling and Robert Venturi, as well as many more examples by promising architects of a younger…

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Theatrum Mundi

Theatrum Mundi, 12 abstract colour plates present a premonition of the future in the form of a city besieged by an unknown infection. Daniel Libeskind Architectural Association London

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