Wunderkammer

Wunderkammer

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Hardcover, Yale Univ Pr, 2013, ISBN13 9780300197983, ISBN10 0300197985
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WUNDERKAMMER

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WUNDERKAMMER

Inspired by the idea of the "wunderkammer--""wonder-room" or "cabinet of curiosities"--that originated during the Renaissance, world-renowned architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien invited 42 celebrated architects and designers from around the world to create their own wunderkammers, filling boxes with objects that inspire them. This delightful book gathers together the varied, evocative wunderkammers along with accompanying statements by their architect-creators, including such luminaries as Shigeru Ban, Toyo Ito, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Richard Meier, Murray Moss, Diebedo Francis Kere, Juhani Pallasmaa, Elias Torres, and Peter Zumthor.

An introduction by Williams and Tsien explains their fascination with the wunderkammer and looks at their own history of collecting. The boxes, each spotlighted in its own section, are explored through each architect's essay; working drawings and sketchbook pages; construction and installation photos; a list of the items contained; and a photograph of the final box." Wunderkammer" offers a new way to think about art and inventiveness, collection and meaning in everyday objects.

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Number of Pages: 239
Original Languages: English
Author: Tsien, Billie ,  Williams, Tod
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
ISBN-13: 9780300197983
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 7.50 x 6.25 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10: 0300197985
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