World-renowned architect and expert in urban design
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About Daniel Libeskind
Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager and, with his family, settled in the Bronx. After studying music in New York and Israel on an American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, he developed into a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1970 and a postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.
Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. He has published two books on his revolutionary work in the field of architecture as design, and the third, Edge of Order, was released in 2018.
Edge of Order
Daniel Libeskind takes audiences through his influential career as one of the world’s foremost architects, revealing the process and inspiration that guided his acclaimed work. Inspired as much by the process of building and design as by an unexpected range of cultural influences ranging from Greek mythology to the Marx Brothers, audiences not only get to explore the career of a master architect, but also the mind of one as well. Libeskind’s talk goes beyond a mere retrospective of his work, encouraging audiences to find new dimensions to their own creativity in work and life alike.
Praise for Daniel Libeskind
Praise for Counterpoint
[Libeskind’s] formally ambitious work has made him a favorite of clients looking for recognizable design. From critics, it has drawn a mix of admiration and vitriol that has placed him at the center of debates about the values and aesthetics of architecture in the first decade of the 21st century.— William Hanley, Architectural Record
Praise for Breaking Ground
Libeskind’s greatest gift is for interweaving simple, commemorative concepts and abstract architectural ideas—there is no one alive who does this better.— Paul Goldberger, The New Yorker
Books by Daniel Libeskind
Media About Daniel Libeskind
“Architect Daniel Libeskind: How to Transform Horror Into Art, From Auschwitz and the Holocaust to 9/11”
Architecture AU: “‘Architecture is the closest thing to a human being that something can be,’ says Daniel Libeskind”
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