Daniel Libeskind: Jewish Museum, Berlin poster (portrait)
A large poster showing an elevation and plan of Libeskind's design for the Jewish Museum, Berlin.
Libeskind's website explains that the design, 'which was created a year before the Berlin Wall came down, was based on three insights: it is impossible to understand the history of Berlin without understanding the enormous contributions made by its Jewish citizens; the meaning of the Holocaust must be integrated into the consciousness and memory of the city of Berlin; and, finally, for its future, the City of Berlin and the country of Germany must acknowledge the erasure of Jewish life in its history...A Void cuts through the zigzagging plan of the new building and creates a space that embodies absence. It is a straight line whose impenetrability becomes the central focus around which exhibitions are organized. In order to move from one side of the museum to the other, visitors must cross one of the 60 bridges that open onto this void.'
Approximate dimensions: 70cm x 100cm
About Daniel Libeskind
Polish born and Bronx-raised, Daniel Libeskind is one of the greatest architects of our age. He is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory in buildings. Informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, literature, and poetry.