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13 November 2012

Breitschmid authors new book on Swiss architects

Associate Professor Dr. Markus Breitschmid, S.I.A., a theoretician, historian, and writer on architecture, and chair of the Core Professional Bachelor of Architecture Program, has authored a new book, Christ & Gantenbein: Around the Corner, on the oeuvre of Basel-based architects Christ & Gantenbein. Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, only around forty years of age, are the pre-eminent architects of the youngest generation of a long lineage of internationally successful architects from Switzerland. Christ & Gantenbein have completed buildings in Switzerland, Great Britain, China, Germany, and Mexico. Currently, the Swiss National History Museum in Zürich and the State Art Museum in Basel, both commissions obtained by means of major international architecture competitions, are under construction. Since 2010, the architects also hold a professorship at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zürich. The book is not a monograph portraying buildings in detail, but it is the first publication to present the ideational approach and architecture theoretical armature of Christ & Gantenbein to a wider public. The book is co-authored with Victoria Easton. The book is published by the German press Hatie & Cantz in an English/German languages edition. The book can be purchased at Hatje & Cantz, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other bookstores.

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