Daniel Libeskind and The Contemporary Jewish Museum

New Jewish Architecture from Berlin to San Francisco

By Connie Wolf; James E. Young; Daniel Libeskind; Mitchell Schwarzer
(Rizzoli, Hardcover, 9780847831654, 128pp.)

Publication Date: August 5, 2008

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An internationally renowned architect and lecturer, Daniel Libeskind is one of the world’s most influential figures in architecture. Best-known for his first project, the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Libeskind’s work resonates with Jewish history, as is reflected in projects such as the Felix Nussbaum Haus (Germany) and the Danish Jewish Museum (Copenhagen). His innovative design for the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco became his first commission in North America, and the spectacular building is now completed. With breathtaking photography, insightful essays, and an illuminating text by the architect, this volume is the first to examine Libeskind’s Jewish museums and to feature the architect’s vibrant new building in California.




About the Author

Daniel Libeskind has lectured at many universities worldwide, won numerous architectural awards, and was recently appointed the first U.S. Cultural Ambassador for Architecture. Connie Wolf is the director of the Contemporary Jewish Museum. James E. Young is professor of English and Judaic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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