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By Peter Zumthor

Peter Zumthor is almost certainly the main leading edge eu architect operating this day. His tasks encourage enthusiasm with their exactitude, their poetry, and their extensively self sustaining aesthetics and vocabulary of form.

This ebook, exquisitely designed to the architect's exacting criteria, is the 1st whole survey of Zumthor's oeuvre. As extraordinary because the architect's paintings itself, the ebook investigates 8 discovered constructions intimately, together with the house for the aged in Chur, the Gugalun residence in Safiental, the paintings Museum in Bregenz, Austria, and his best-known paintings, the Thermal Baths in Vals, Switzerland. every one of those initiatives is largely illustrated with duotone images through British architectural photographer Helene Binet and is followed via plans in addition to observation written, through Zumthor himself. This identify additionally contains a record of tasks, a biography of the architect, and an advent through Zumthor.

"The Swiss architect Zumthor has during the last years accomplished a sequence of outfitted works that experience captivated us with their item simplicity and their fabric sophistication. greater than somebody he has bolstered the actual energy of structure. heading off rhetorical gesture he has controlled to accomplish a sequence of constructions which are cheerful of their manifestation of shape, fabric, and construction.... whereas trendy minimalism achieves its effects through exclusion, Zumthor's paintings is proficient via complicated knowing and the working-through of problems.... greater than the other modern architect Peter Zumthor has endured in conserving structure as a optimistic craft. via his outfitted paintings he exhibits us how structure could be invested with thought, how ideadoes now not need to conspire with ideology. He demonstrates that via a a number of and layered procedure structure could have purpose with no rhetoric, goal with no dogma, gravity and light". -- David Chipperfield, AA Files

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