Thinking architecture

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Birkhäuser, 1999 - Architecture - 64 pages
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In order to design a building with a sensuous connection to life, one must think in a way that goes far beyond form and construction. In these essays Peter Zumthor expresses his motivation in designing&buildings, which speak to our emotions&and understanding in so many ways, and possess a powerful and unmistakable presence and personality. This book, whose first edition has been out of print for years, has been expanded to include three new essays: "Does Beauty Have a Form?,?? "The Magic of the Real,?? and "Light in the Landscape.??? It has&been freshly illustrated throughout with new color photographs of Zumthor??'s new home and studio in Haldenstein, taken specially for this edition by Laura Padgett, &and received a new typography by Hannele Gr??nlund.&

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User Review  - Lesliemae - Goodreads

This is a deeply thoughtful collection of lectures substantively influenced by Heidegger. Although I say "lectures," they read nothing like a lecture and rather as a series of life experiences, their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Travis Grotewold - Goodreads

Part memoir, part practical guide. Not significantly intellectually engaging, but still a very enjoyable read. I do love his architectural work. Read full review

Contents

A way of looking at things
9
The hard core of beauty
27
The body of architecture
48
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