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Peter Zumthor 1985-2013

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Peter Zumthor, 2009 Pritzker laureate, is one of the best known architects of the present day. Widely admired for his precision and thoroughness, he creates buildings that are responsive to their location and function, and that are remarkable both for their materials and the atmospheric quality of the spaces they enclose.

This five-volume overview of his work to date presents forty-three buildings and projects, including some that have never been published before. On 856 pages with over 750 photographs, plans, sketches, drawings and watercolors, and with texts written by Peter Zumthor himself specially for this monograph, it documents a wide range of projects from several world-famous buildings to some that never left the drawing board.

With photographs by Hélène Binet, Hans Danuser, Ralph Feiner, Thomas Flechtner, Walter Mair, Joël Tettamanti, and others.

Winner of the Filaf d'argent 2014 (Festival International du Livre d'Art & du Film).

Winner of the DAM Architectural Book Award 2014.

Designed by Beat Keusch Visuelle Kommunikation, Basel – Beat Keusch, Angelina Köpplin.


1st edition, 2014
English edition
5 volumes, hardback in slipcase
856 pages, 278 color and 142 b/w photographs, 341 color and b/w sketches, drawings and plans
24 x 30 cm
ISBN 978-3-85881-723-5
Scheidegger & Spiess