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Atmospheres: Architectural Environments - Surrounding Objects [Hardcover]

By Peter Zumthor, Laura Michell (Illustrator), Thierry Vernet (Illustrator), Robyn Marsack (Translator), Stanley Kubrick Estate (Contributor) & Stephen Kessler (Translator)
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What "really constitutes an architectural atmosphere," Peter Zumthor says, is "this singular density and mood, this feeling of presence, well-being, harmony, beauty ... under whose spell I experience what I otherwise would not experience in precisely this way." Zumthor's passion is the creation of buildings that produce this kind of effect, but how can one actually set out to achieve it?

In nine short, illustrated chapters framed as a process of self-observation, Peter Zumthor describes what he has on his mind as he sets about creating the atmosphere of his houses. Images of spaces and buildings that affect him are every bit as important as particular pieces of music or books that inspire him. From the composition and "presence" of the materials to the handling of proportions and the effect of light, this poetics of architecture enables the reader to recapitulate what really matters in the process of house design.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   75
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Weight:   0.85 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 30, 2006
Publisher   Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN  3764374950  
ISBN13  9783764374952  

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Its 'NOT' Thinking Architecture  May 14, 2007
The book is written as a dialogue taken from a lecture, which has had minimal editing. This gives a good insight into Zumthors thinking and inspirations from the cuff,so to speak.

The disappointment is that there is not a lot of grounding theory or thoughts as well defined like those in his essays in 'thinking archtecture'. My feelings are that some ideas are repeatative but presented from a different perspective.

However if you are a true Zumthor fan, you would know that there is not a lot of published material so when its there! Get it!
Great Purchase  Apr 13, 2007
Very happy with the book i bought! Great quality book either in contents and manufacture. I recommend!! Zumthor is the master!

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