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  - Erik - Goodreads

prose that is at times intimate musings and at other points vague rhetoric. always beautiful. asks questions that don't have answers but somehow don't need them. 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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