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Title Matiere d'art, architecture contemporaine en Suisse = A matter of art, contemporary architecture in Switzerland.

Published Paris : Birkhauser, 2001.

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 UniM Archit  720.9494 MATI    AVAILABLE
Physical description 208 pages : illustrations, plans ; 27 cm
Notes Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Centre culturel suisse, Paris, May 5-July 1, 2001.
Written and designed by ITHA chaired by Lacques Lucan.
Covers extend to form two additional leaves.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Contemporary Swiss Architecture has gained considerable international reputation with stars such as Mario Botta, Herzog & de Meuron and Peter Zumthor being celebrated throughout the world. This book reviews the current architectural scene in Switzerland, analysing it from three contrasting perspectives. Examined are 18 individual buildings that are considered representative of the high quality of contemporary Swiss architecture. Subsequently, six chapters focus on specific features which are characteristic of this architecture. Concluding the volume are five essays by Joseph Abram, Jacques Lucan, Bruno Marchand, Stanislaus von Moos and Martin Steinmann, each providing illuminating analyses and setting the present-day situation in a historical context.
Language notes French and English.
Other author Lucan, Jacques.
Centre culturel suisse (Paris, France)
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne. Institut de théorie et d'histoire de l'architecture.
Subject Architecture -- Switzerland -- History -- 20th century.
Variant Title Matter of art, contemporary architecture in Switzlerand.
Architecture contemporaine en Suisse.
Contemporary architecture in Switzerland.
ISBN 3764364459