HERZOG & DE MEURON
May 8 - July 31, 1997
Peter Blum is pleased to announce an exhbition of 250 drawings by the Swiss Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
Although these are drawings by architects, they are not "architectural drawings" as we traditionally understand them-that is, they are not simply detailed site specifications or plans for projected buildings. These drawings reveal something more about the unique vision of Herzog & de Meuron and are the renderings of the architects' intensity and the tangible, almost bodily presence of their work: a shudder of lines, the feeling and experience of what an architectural structure means independent of its physical realization. For Herzog & de Meuron drawing is something more that the fundamental discipline of architecture; it is an essential part of their work, as the drawings render the forms and spaces which inhabit their minds.
On the occasion of this exhibition a new book will be published, Herzog & de Meuron, Zeichnungen Drawings, that illustrates all of the 250 drawings in full-scale. An essay by Theodora Vischer is included in German and Englsh.
For additional information or photographic materials please contact Peter Blum or Arthur Solway. The gallery is located at 99 Wooster Street. Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10-6. Saturday 11-6, and Monday by appointment.