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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