The architecture of Herzog and de Meuron resides at the intersection of fine art and efficient function. The architects maintain close ties to contemporary conceptual art movements, but they also embrace the limitations imposed on them by the requirements of use.
They begin, in fact, with limitat
As an advocate of "radical eclecticism," Charles Jencks is architecture's prince of Postmodern plurality. For Jencks, Postmodernism is a movement that is irreducibly multiple, located between the demands of past aesthetics and those of present-day technologies and struggles. Broad
In 1927, jobless and distraught over the death of his daughter five years earlier, Richard Buckminster Fuller contemplated suicide. Instead of killing himself, he decided to live the rest of his life as an experiment for the benefit of humankind. He re-christened himself "Guinea Pig B" (B stood for B