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 buildings. Thoughtful, critical essays from such noted scholars as Jacques Derrids and Mark C. Taylor identify his place within the context of contemporary architecture and theory. A special section of notes and commentary from Libeskind reveals how the designs of this brilliant architect reflect the major themes of his. personal life as well as his vision of the modern age.
Author: Daniel Libeskind
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