A feeling of history / Peter Zumthor, Mari Lending ; with a series of photographs by Hélène Binet.
- Zurich : Scheidegger & Spiess, c2018.
79 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
- Zumthor, Peter -- Interviews.
Architects -- Switzerland -- Interviews.
- 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 book records the conversation between Zumthor and Lending.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Lending, Mari, 1969-
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