Daniel Libeskind’s iconic buildings around the world — from the Jewish Museum in Berlin to the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, the V&A ‘Spiral’ to the most symbolic rebuilding project ever: the World Trade Center — have sparked vigorous debate, not only for the way they look but for the ideas they contain.
These are ideas that are important for all of us, and this is the story of those ideas — a memoir of Libeskind’s own life experiences, and of the events of history that have informed them.
It is a book about the adventure life can offer each of us if we seize it, and about how we can all harness positively the powerful forces of tragedy, memory and hope.
A vision forged by one man’s personal experience and a fresh understanding of history
About the Author
Daniel Libeskind is a renowned international figure in architecture and urban design. Following his inspired Jewish Museum Berlin, in February 2003 he won the Master Plan competition for the World Trade Center site. Born in postwar Poland in 1946, Libeskind became an American citizen in 1965. He studied music in Israel and performed internationally, then went on to study architecture in New York and at Essex University. He has received numerous international architectural awards, as well as the Hiroshima Art Prize — awarded to artists whose work promotes peace.