"More than twenty years ago, in a milestone event of twentieth-century architectural photography, Danuser photographed, at Zumthor’s invitation, two buildings: the protective structure built for archaeological excavations in Chur and St. Benedict’s Chapel in Sumvitg. When first shown in exhibition, those photos ignited a lively debate that has been revived with a recent exhibition of Danuser’s photographs of Zumthor’s most famous work, the spa at Therme Vals. Seeing Zumthor collects these three important series of Danuser’s pictures and includes essays by leading art historians [a discussion between Köbi Gantenbein and Hans Danuser and an essay by Philip Ursprung] exploring the relationship between the two seemingly different disciplines or architecture and photography."
For all the Zumthor lovers, people that love photography but not only, for everyone that simply looks for beauty (in the Heideggerian sense) this latest book - Seeing Zumthor--Images by Hans Danuser: Reflections on Architecture and Photography will be a dream come true!
Up till now there hasn’t been enough publications about Zumthor’s work but it looks like the Pritzker Prize is just about to change that.
Of course the genius architect invites only the best photographers to observe and capture the essence of his work, previously Helene Binet and now Hans Danuser.
Incredible, very atmospheric photographs illustrating some of the architect’s greatest buildings "comment equally on the art of photography and the art of architecture", all set in foggy and mystical Alpine landscape...
Thought I wouldn’t spend any money for books this month but I was so wrong...