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Eminent Architects

Ingrid von Kruse

  • Format: Book

  • Pages: 288

  • Publisher: Jovis Verlag

  • Date Published: Nov 2011

  • Stock Code: 76465

  • ISBN: 9783868591118

  • Binding: Hardback

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Architecture shapes people, and people shape architecture. This illustratedvolume delves into the personalities and thoughts of those who designed thebuildings that give form to our times.

Ingrid von Kruse’s very personal portrait photography is complemented bystatements in which renowned present-day architects throw light upon whatarchitecture means to them personally. A selection of sketches, drawings andmodels rounds off the examination of their artistic ideas and their thinking. Withinthe context of this broad, composite view, the architects as they see themselvesand the ideals that lie behind their ideas attain clear contours.

The architects covered in this book includes: Oscar Niemeyer, Gottfried Böhm,Peter Eisenman, Phyllis Lambert, Richard Meier, SANAA, Mario Botta, PeterZumthor, David Chipperfield, Ieoh Ming Pei, Daniel Libeskind, Albert Speer, ZahaHadid, Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Rafael Moneo, Robert Venturi/Denise ScottBrown, Tadao Ando, Santiago Calatrava, Oswald Mathias Ungers, Helmut Jahn,Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, Álvaro Siza, Meinhard von Gerkan, Volkwin Marg,Hans Hollein, Frank O. Gehry, Bjarke Ingels, Dominique Perrault.

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