Penguin Putnam The renowned architect introduces his iconoclastic approach to public space and shares his vision for the most important architectural project of our time, the 1776 Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site.
Drawing on his uncommon background and global perspective, in Breaking Ground Daniel Libeskind explores ideas about tragedy and hope, and the way in which architecture can memorialize-and reshape-human experience.
Born in 1946 to Holocaust survivors in Poland, Daniel Libeskind eventually emigrated to New York City in 1959. A virtuoso musician before studying architecture, Libeskind has designed iconic buildings around the world, including the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester, England. In February 2003, Libeskind was chosen as the Master Plan Architect for the World Trade Center reconstruction.
Full of the vitality, humor, and visionary spark that helped win him the Trade Center Commission, Breaking Ground invites readers to see architecture-and the larger world-through new perspectives.
Baker & Taylor A noted architect shares his iconoclastic approach to the creation of public space and his unique vision for the construction of the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site.
Blackwell North Amer Part memoir and part reflection on architecture and its relationship to who we are, Breaking Ground introduces David Libeskind iconic approach to public space. And in prose that sparkles with wit and erudition, Libeskind shows how his singular life experience has informed his ideas for the largest and most important architectural commission of the twenty-first century: the master plan for the World Trade Center site.
Baker & Taylor A noted architect shares his iconoclastic approach to the creation of public space, his ideas about tragedy and hope and the ways in which architecture can shape and memorialize human experience, and his unique vision for the construction of the 1776 Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site. 100,000 first printing.