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Zumthor: "Apostle of the Real"

Zumthor: "Apostle of the Real"
Zumthor: "Apostle of the Real", Peter Zumthor at the Steilneset Memorial.. Image © Andrew Meredith
Peter Zumthor at the Steilneset Memorial.. Image © Andrew Meredith

In an article for Vanity Fair Paul Goldberger unravels the Swiss Mystique surrounding Peter Zumthor's personality and work, describing him as a "cross between Mies van der Rohe and Marcel Proust, with perhaps a tiny bit of Bob Dylan thrown in." With completed projects few and far between, but executed with intense experiential thought and craftsmanship, the article explores how Zumthor's motives has informed his rigorous attitude to architecture. Having recently been awarded the RIBA Gold Medal, the "cult following" that Goldberger described in 2001 seems to only be getting stronger. You can read the full article here.

Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Zumthor: "Apostle of the Real"" 06 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/425679/zumthor-apostle-of-the-real/>
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