Herzog & de Meuron: Architektur Denkform

Herzog & de Meuron: Architektur Denkform is an exhibition catalogue in German (Architekturmuseum in Basel, 1988).


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Herzog & de Meuron: Architektur Denkform (Architekturmuseum in Basel, 1988) is an exhibition catalogue in German; the Herzog & de Meuron exhibition was on display in the Basel Architecture Museum between 1 October and 20 November, 1988. The book lists the exhibition works and contains contributions by Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus, Martin Steinmann, Bruno Reichlin, Dietmar Steiner, Wilfried Wang, Jacques Herzog, and Theodora Vischer.

Das Wirklichkeit der Architektur ist nicht di gebaute Architektur. Eine Architektur bildet ausserhalb dieser Zustandsform von gebaut/nicht gebaut eine eigene Wirklichkeit, vergleichbar der autonomen Wirklichkeit eines Bildes oder einer Skulptur. Die Wirklichkeit, die wir meinen, ist also nicht das real Gebaute, das Taktile, das Materielle. Wir lieben zwar dieses Greifbare, aber nur in einem Zusammenhang innerhalb des ganzen (Architektur-) Werks. Wir lieben seine geistige Qualität, seinen immateriellen Wert.
[The reality of architecture is not built architecture. Outside of this state of built / not built, architecture forms its own reality, comparable to the autonomous reality of a picture or a sculpture. The reality that we mean is therefore not what is actually built, the tactile, the material. We love what is tangible, but only in a context within the entire (architectural) work. We love its spiritual quality, its intangible value.]
Herzog & de Meuron: Architektur Denkform (Architekturmuseum in Basel, 1988), text on the back cover.

The book has German text; the images are black-and-white photos and architectural drawings.

The copy in our stock is in good condition excepted for the wrinkly dust jacket. The pages show some toning, but they are clean, and the binding is fine. The dust jacket has been exposed to humidity and has signs of shelf wear and use. The first fly leaf has been signed by the previous owner, and there is also an ownership sticker on the front cover.

Weight 524 g
Dimensions 23,0 × 23,0 × 1,1 cm

Bruno Reichlin, Dietmar Steiner, Jacques Herzog, Martin Steinmann, Theodora Vischer, Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus, Wilfried Wang


Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus


Architekturmuseum in Basel

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architectural drawings, b&w photos




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