Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Daniel Libeskind's 6 favorite inspiring books

Daniel Libeskind is an international figure in architectural practice and urban design. His practice extends from museums and concert halls to convention centers, universities, hotels, shopping centers, and residential projects. Born in Lodz, Poland in 1946, Libeskind was a virtuoso accordion player at a young age before giving up music to become an architect. Today he is universally known for introducing a new critical discourse into architecture and for his multidisciplinary approach. Libeskind has taught and lectured at universities all over the world, received numerous awards, and designed world-renowned projects, including the master plan for the World Trade Center in New York and the Jewish Museum in Berlin, among others. His new book is Edge of Order.

One of his favorite inspiring books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Herbarium by Emily Dickinson (2006).

From childhood onward, Dickinson collected, pressed, and classified the plants she grew in her garden in Amherst. Though the images in this book, you can see how her poetry — all her symbols, all her metaphors, the colors she mentions — mirrors nature. You don't even have to read her poetry to see what a great artist she was.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue