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Architect Daniel Libeskind, known for his dynamic, fractured compositions, is also recognized for introducing a new critical discourse to architecture. In an enormous variety of projects around the world--major cultural institutions, convention centers, universities, hotels, commercial centers, and residential work--he has manifested his commitment to expanding the horizons of architecture and urbanism. Counterpoint: Daniel Libeskind is the first comprehensive portrait of the work of Studio Daniel Libeskind, which was established in Berlin in 1989 and moved to New York in 2003 after winning the World Trade Center design competition. Drawn from a series of interviews with celebrated architecture critic Paul Goldberger, Counterpoint exemplifies Libeskind's multidisciplinary approach, which reflects a profound interest in philosophy, art, music, literature, theater, and film. Along with Memory Foundations, the master plan for the World Trade Center site, featured projects include the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Royal Ontario Museum, the extension to the Denver Art Museum, the MGM Mirage CityCenter in Las Vegas, a multi-building complex in Busan, South Korea, and projects in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Israel, Mexico, Japan, and China.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 190 x 266 x 38mm | 1,741.79g
  • Monacelli Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 400 colour photographs
  • 1580932061
  • 9781580932066
  • 368,604

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"[Libeskind's] formally ambitious work has made him a favorite of clients looking for recognizable design. From critics, it has drawn a mix of admiration and vitriol that has placed him at the center of debates about the values and aesthetics of architecture in the first decade of the 21st century."
--William Hanley, "Architectural Record"
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About Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind is the founder and principal of Studio Daniel Libeskind, founded in Berlin in 1989.
Paul Goldberger is the architecture critic for the" New Yorker." He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at the New School in New York City. He began his career at the "New York Times," and in 1984, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism. He is the author of several books, most recently his chronicle of the process of rebuilding Ground Zero, "Up From Zero: Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York." The author lives in New York.
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Table of contents

Counterpoint: Daniel Libeskind
in Conversation with Paul Goldberger

Jewish Museum Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Editoriale Bresciana Tower
Brescia, Italy

Westside Shopping and Leisure Center
Brunnen, Switzerland

Haeundae Udong Hyundai I’Park
Busan, South Korea

Danish Jewish Museum
Copenhagen, Denmark

The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge
Covington, Kentucky

Extension to the Denver Art Museum, Frederic C. Hamilton Building
Denver, Colorado

Denver Art Museum Residences
Denver, Colorado

Military History Museum
Dresden, Germany

Grand Canal Square Theatre and Commercial Development
Dublin, Ireland

Hamburg, Germany

Creative Media Centre
Hong Kong

Incheon, South Korea

Jerusalem Oriya
Jerusalem, Israel

Keppel Bay, Singapore

MGM Mirage CityCenter
Las Vegas, Nevada

London Metropolitan University Graduate Centre
London, England

Extension to the Victoria and Albert Museum
London, England

Imperial War Museum North
Manchester, England

Fiera Milano
Milan, Italy

New Milford, Connecticut

Memory Foundations
New York, New York

New York Tower
New York, New York

Felix Nussbaum Haus
Osnabrück, Germany

Memoria e Luce
Padua, Italy

Tour Signal, La Défense
Paris, France

Studio Weil
Port d’Andratx, Spain


The Wohl Centre
Ramat Gan, Israel

The Contemporary Jewish Museum
San Francisco, California

Seoul, South Korea

Gazprom Headquarters
St. Petersburg, Russia

Royal Ontario Museum
Toronto, Canada

The L Tower and Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Toronto, Canada

Hermitage-Guggenheim Vilnius Museim
Vilnius, Lithuania

Zlota 44
Warsaw, Poland

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