David Chipperfield Architects: James-Simon-Galerie Berlin (ed. Martin Reichert; Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König 2019) documents the building and its cultural context.
British architect David Chipperfield’s (born 1953) James Simon Gallery, the new entrance building between the Kupfergraben and the Neues Museum, marks the architectural conclusion of the Museum Island ensemble in Berlin, 180 years since the first building was erected. It forms, together with the Archaeological Promenade, the centrepiece of the master plan developed in 1999, which has since served as the starting point for all further planning on Berlin’s Museum Island.
This book, published on the occasion of the opening, documents the building and its cultural context. Photographs by Thomas Struth present the completed building both within its urban context as well as in intimate close-ups. In addition, this generous volume contains site plans, floor plans, preliminary drawings and images of architectural influences and contexts. Texts by prominent architects, historians and sociologists complement the artistic photographic documentation.
– Martin Reichert (ed.) David Chipperfield Architects: James-Simon-Galerie Berlin (Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2019)
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in very good condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The glueing of the binding is firm. The covers show only some minor signs of shelf wear.