A Feeling of History

Peter Zumthor and Mari Lending

A Feeling of History

Peter Zumthor and Mari Lending

Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess

80 pages | 14 halftones | 4 1/4 x 7 3/4 | © 2018
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9783858818058 Published October 2018 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe
While he was working to complete the Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum in southern Norway in 2016, Swiss architect Peter Zumthor asked Norwegian architectural historian Mari Lending to engage in a dialogue about the project. In meandering, impressionistic style, and drawing on their favorite writers, such as Johann Peter Hebel, Stendhal, Nabokov, and T. S. Eliot, their exchanges explore how history, time, and temporalities reverberate across Zumthor’s oeuvre. Looking back, Zumthor ponders on how a feeling of history has informed his attempts at emotional reconstruction by means of building, from architectural interventions in dramatic landscapes to his design for the redevelopment of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which conceived the building on a suitably grand urban scale.

This small, beautifully designed book records the conversation between Zumthor and Lending, accompanied by photographs taken by the renowned Swiss architectural photographer Hélène Binet. The resulting book is a surprisingly revelatory view of one of the most interesting and restlessly creative architects of our era.
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