Treacherous Transparencies by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron

27/10/2016
Treacherous Transparencies by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
Gustavo Gili. Published by IITAC Press.
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Cover of Treacherous Transparencies by Jacques Herzog y Pierre de Meuron.
The first of a series of publications that will be the paper exampl eof the MCHAP Awards, founded by the College of Architecture of IIT. In it, the winners of the first award contextualize the Farnsworth House by Mies Van der Rohe, offering their own vision of it and its materialization in relation to similar artistic expressions from the rest of the Great Arts.
Treacherous Transparencies, written by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron and edited by Gustavo Gili, could almost be considered an essay in which the well-known architects, with the excuse of a visit to the Farnsworth House -to which they go as guests after winning the MCHAP Award in 2013- think about glass as material and, above all, as anstylistic principle. The House Farnsworh, of course, is one of the 6 examples chosen to contextualize the appearance of a new aesthetic, of which van der Rohe's project is a living example.

The work of architects Herzog & de Meuron is by all known and has been widely published in numerous monographs and magazines. However, the architects have rarely lavished with writing. Treacherous transparencies is the first book of essays written by the Swiss architects who, after a visit to the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, address the issue of transparency as a form of expression in architecture and art, striving to understand the intentions and views that hide the most important architects and artists.

Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron think about the the strategy of laying through transparency by outstanding...read more
ISBN
9788425229954
Authors
Jecques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron
Editorial
Gustavo Gili
Year
2016
Binding
Fabric
Dimension
14 x 20 cm
Pages
96 pages

DE MEURON

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten is a Swiss architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. The careers of founders and senior partners Jacques Herzog (born 1950), and Pierre de Meuron (born 1950), closely paralleled one another, with both attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology...read more