From Basel: Herzog & de Meuron
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The global success of Basel architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron has local roots. This book traces these origins, identifying the essential ideas, professional ethics, and development of their architectural practice. The biographies of the architects and their practice are intimately bound up with the town. Taking Basel as a point of departure, the authors elucidate central architectural themes from habitat to monument, analysing motifs, construction principles and spatial design.In addition, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron lead us on tours through Basel and its surroundings: statements by the architects, along with photographs taken especially for this volume by George Dupin, present the locales and buildings that have played key roles for the work of these architects. The book is rounded out by an exchange of ideas between the architects and Jean-Francois Chevrier.
ISBN 9783035608144. Birkhauser Verlag.