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Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and Architecture

Libeskind, Daniel; with Crichton, Sarah

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ISBN 10: 1573222925 / ISBN 13: 9781573222921
Published by Riverhead Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New copy, short wrap around dj goes around the midsection. Signed by the author on the title page. Visionary, Humanistic, Brilliant, Original, Fundamentally Optimistic, these are words used to describe the international renowned architect Daniel Libeskind. Part memoir and part reflection on architecture and its relationship to who we are, this book introduces his iconic approach to public space. In prose that sparkles with wit and erudition, Libeskind shows how his singular life experience has informed his ideas for the largest and most important architecture commission of the twenty first century, the master plan for the World Trade Center site. Illustrated with color plates, b/w photos and graphics. ix/2288pp+. Desirable!. Bookseller Inventory # 002760

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Title: Breaking Ground: Adventures in Life and ...

Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Pictorial Cover - Hard

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition, 1st Printing

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The renowned architect introduces his iconoclastic approach to public space and shares his vision for the most important architectural project of our time, the 1776 Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site.

Drawing on his uncommon background and global perspective, in Breaking Ground Daniel Libeskind explores ideas about tragedy and hope, and the way in which architecture can memorialize-and reshape-human experience.

Born in 1946 to Holocaust survivors in Poland, Daniel Libeskind eventually emigrated to New York City in 1959. A virtuoso musician before studying architecture, Libeskind has designed iconic buildings around the world, including the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, England. In February 2003, Libeskind was chosen as the Master Plan Architect for the World Trade Center reconstruction.

Full of the vitality, humor, and visionary spark that helped win him the Trade Center Commission, Breaking Ground invites readers to see architecture-and the larger world-through new perspectives.

About the Author:

Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architecture and urban design. Libeskind is Principle Design Architect in Studio Libeskind, the firm he founded in 1990; the firm is working on major architectural commissions including cultural institutions, museums, concert halls, landscape projects, stage designs, and exhibitions around the world.

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