Peter Zumthor: Buildings and Projects, 1985–2013
was written by Thomas Durich and Peter Zumthor.
One of the most influential and revered contemporary architects, Peter Zumthor has approached his work with a singular clarity of vision and a strong sense of his own philosophy, both of which have earned him the admiration of his peers and the world at large. Choosing to only take on a few projects at a time, including a proposed building at LACMA
, Zumthor has produced a comparatively few number of realized buildings, but they rank among the world’s most stunning: St. Benedict’s Chapel in Sumvitg, Switzerland; Therme Vals in Vals, Switzerland; Kunsthaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria; and the Kolumba Art Museum in Cologne, Germany number among his most famous buildings.
This explores his entire body of award-winning work from 1986 to 2012, including his lesser-known works such as the Field Chapel for Brother Klaus near Mechernich, Germany, and the Steilneset Memorial for the Victims of the Witch Trials in Vardø, Norway. Around forty of Zumthor's projects are presented through Zumthor’s own writing, accompanied by photographs, sketches, drawings, and plans.
Copies signed in LACMA's Art Catalogues Store on June 13, 2014.
- 5 volumes, slip bound
- 800 pages, 12-1/3 x 9-3/4 x 4 inches
- Illustrated throughout