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
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, like so many influential artists, cannot be easily classified. While he had a defining influence on modern architecture, and especially the evolution of the skyscraper, he was more interested in intensifying an individual's experience of a space than in using architecture as
At the forefront of architectural design since beginning his practice in 1964, Michael Graves can be counted among such architectural heavyweights as Robert Venturi, Frank Gehry, and Charles Gwathmey. Graves' work has diverted the evolution of urban architecture away from Modernist abstraction and to