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Daniel Libeskind study guide

Structural analysis model for the Spiral, by David Libeskind and Cecil Balmond, UK, about 1997. Museum no. V&A ARCHIVE A0135 (4)

Structural analysis model for the Spiral (front view), by David Libeskind (b. 1946) in collaboration with Cecil Balmond (b.1945), made by Ove Arup and Partners, UK, about 1997. Museum no. V&A ARCHIVE A0135 (4)

General works about Daniel Libeskind

  • Binet, Helene, A passage through silence and light, London: Black Dog, 1997, [44] p. chiefly ill. Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum extension to the Berlin Museum, NAL Pressmark: NB.97.0769

  • Dorner, Elke, Daniel Libeskind : Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Berlin : Gebr, Mann, 1999, 109 p. ill, includes bibliographical references,

  • Graafland, Ad, Architectural bodies, Rotterdam : Publishers,1996, 131 p. ill, Some chapters translated from the Dutch, Includes bibliographical references (p, 125-131), Introduction -- The anamnesis of modernism : Le Corbusier's urbanity -- Artificiality in the work of Rem Koolhaas -- Peter Eisenman : architecture in absentia -- No pictures please : the work of Daniel Libeskind and Barnett Newman -- By way of conclusion, NAL Pressmark: NB.98.0769

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Between zero and infinity: selected projects in architecture, New York, NY : Rizzoli International Publications, 1981, 111 p. ill, (some col,), NAL Pressmark: 37.P.157

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Fishing from the pavement, Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, about 1997, 192 p, NAL Pressmark: NB.98.1509

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind,Tokyo: Shokokusha; about 1995, 138 p. col, ill. plans, Published as : Kenchiku bunka, v, 50, no, 590, Dec 1995

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind, 1987-1996, Madrid: El Croquis, about 1996, 200 p.  ill (some col), plans, (El Croquis, 80), Parallel text in Spanish and English

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind: countersign, London: Academy Editions, 1991, 139, [5] p.,  ill (some col), plans, (Architectural monographs, no, 16)

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind: end Space: an exhibition at the Architectural Association, London: Architectural Association, 1980, 36 p.,  ill, Exhibition catalogue

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind: [line of fire], Milano: Electa Spa; Geneva; Centre d'art contemporain, 1988, 3 v., ill (some col), "Published in conjunction with the exhibition Daniel Libeskind : line of fire organized by the Centre d'art contemporain, Geneva, at the ILO, (International Labor Organization), Geneva, 18 April-22 May 1988"

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind: Museum ohne Ausgang ; Felix-Nussbaum-Haus, Osnabrück / [Aedes East; Kristin Feireiss, Hans Jürgen Commerell], Berlin : Aedes, 1997, 35 p., ill., Exhibition: 30 June - 25 July 1997

  • Libeskind, Daniel, [Daniel Libeskind: NAL Information File], Contains press cuttings relating to Libeskind's buildings, notably the Spiral, NAL Pressmark: INF

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind: one to the other : Arbeiten, 1983-1987 : Ausstellung vom 26, November bis 22, Dezember 1987, Aedes Galerie für Architektur und Raum, Berlin, Berlin : Aedes Galerie für Architektur und Raum, about 1987, [48] p.,  ill., German and English

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind, Radix-Matrix: Architekturen und Schriften, München; New York: Prestel, about 1994, 192 p., ill (some col)

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind, Radix-Matrix: architecture and writings, New rev. ed., München; New York: Prestel, about 1997, 167 p., ill (some col), NAL Pressmark: ND.97.0848

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind: traces of the unborn, [1995 Raoul Wallenberg lecture], Michigan: University of Michigan College of Architecture & Urban Planning, 1995, NAL Pressmark: NJ.96.0413

  • Libeskind, Daniel, [Daniel Libeskind videorecording], [Cinncinnati: University of Cincinnati, College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, 1993], 1 videocassette (55 min): sd, col, ½ in, VHS

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Theatrum mundi: through the green membranes of space, London: Architectural Association, 1985, NAL Pressmark: NL.97.0370

  • Rodiek, Thorsten, Daniel Libeskind: Museum ohne Ausgang: das Feliz-Nussbaum-Haus des Kulturgeschichtlichen Museusm Osnabrück, Tübingen: Wasmuth, about 1998, 124 p., ill (some col), plans, Summary in English, NAL Pressmark: NC.99.1622

  • Sacchi, Livio, Daniel Libeskind: Museo ebraico, Berlino, Torino: Testo & immagine, 1998, 90 p., ill (chiefly col), (Universale di architettura ; v, 47),

  • Schneider, Bernhard, Daniel Libeskind: Jewish Museum Berlin: between the lines, Munich; New York; Prestel, about 1999, 64 p.,  ill (some col), NAL Pressmark: NL.99.0324

The Spiral

Periodical and newspaper articles
The following entries are listed in date order, with the most recent articles first. These and further articles are available in the National Art Library's Information File on Daniel Libeskind.

  • Pearson, Andy, 'The puzzle: architects Daniel Libeskind', Building, v. 264, no. 8087 (19), 14 May 1999, p. 48-49

  • Taylor, David, 'V&A garners £20 million donation for Spiral', Architects' Journal, v. 209, no. 17, 29 April 1999, p. 10

  • Kennedy, Maev, 'Anonymous £ 20m gift to V&A 'Spiral'', The Guardian, 22 April 1999

  • Reynolds, Nigel, '£20m aid for museum's 'exploding' extension', The Daily Telegraph, 22 April 1999

  • Roberts, Alison, Anonymous £20m gift gives a boost to V&A's 'zigzag'', Evening Standard - London, 21 April 1999

  • Mornement, Adam, 'Building of the year 2004?', World Architecture, no. 73, February 1999, p. 45

  • Moore, Rowan, 'Just blame it all on Bilbao: 1998 has been a year which has seen architects desperately trying to produce ever more outrageous buildings … and here's the reason why', Evening Standard - London, 29 December 1998

  • Baldock, Hannah, 'Straight up, with a twist', Building, v. 263, no. 8067 (49), 4 December 1998, p. 18-19

  • Finch, Paul, 'Kensington's stimulating new context (editorial)', Architects' Journal, v. 208, no. 20, 26 Nov 1998, p. 23

  • Broadbent, Geoffrey, 'Why the Spiral won't make a splash (letter)', The Guardian, 23 November 1998

  • Stungo, Naomi, 'Daniel Libeskind interviewed: Museum piece at last, London gives in to great contemporary design', The Observer, 22 November 1998

  • Moore, Rowan, '"I have better things to do than work on mediocre buildings" Daniel Libeskind, the man behind the controversial spiral design for the V&A, invokes Shakespeare and Socrates in defence of his work', Evening Standard - London, 20 November 1998

  • Taylor, David. 'Architecture world hails Libeskind Spiral approval', Architects' Journal, v. 208, no. 19, 19 Nov 1998, p. 9

  • 'V&A triumphs: Now it's got to find the money (leading article)', The Guardian, 18 November 1998

  • 'Boxing clever or just a mess?', Evening News - Scotland, 17 November 1998

  • Bar-Hillel, Mira, 'Inspired decision: controversy as V&A's 'zigzag' design wins backing of planners', Evening Standard - London, 17 November 1998

  • Pawley, Martin, 'Frights in the Royal Borough', Architects' Journal, v. 208, no. 18, 12 Nov 1998, p. 24

  • Taylor, David, 'Pledge your support for Libeskind's Spiral', Architects' Journal, v. 208, no. 17, 5 Nov 1998, p. 12

  • 'Daniel Libeskind: the Victoria & Albert Museum Boilerhouse extension (London)', Architectural Design (London, England), v. 67, no. 9/10, Sept/Oct 1997, p. 64-67

  • 'Libeskind's V&A scheme on upward popularity spiral', Architects' Journal, v. 208, no. 9, 10 Sept. 1998, p. 12

  • Fisher, James, 'V&A Spiral condemned as 'the voice of road rage', Building Design, no. 1360, 24 July 1998, p. 1

  • Slavid, Ruth, 'RFAC backs 'daring and innovative' V&A plan (Royal Fine Art Commission approves Victoria and Albert Museum's Boilerhouse project, London)', Architects' Journal, v. 205, 30 Jan 1997, p. 9

  • Benton, Charlotte, '"An insult to everything the museum stands for" or "Ariadne's thread to knowledge and inspiration"? Daniel Libeskind's extension for the V&A and its context. Part 1', Journal of design history, v. 10, no. 1, 1997, p. 71-91

  • Slavid, Ruth, 'Revised Boilerhouse goes on show at the V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Architects' Journal, v. 204, 10 Oct 1996, p. 10

  • Jodidio, Philip, 'Londres: en attendant le millenaire', Connaissance des arts, no. 531, Sept 1996, p. 120-129

  • Taylor, David, 'Libeskind to alter V&A plans after public consultation (public response to exhibited Boilerhouse project, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)', Architects' Journal. v. 204, 15 Aug 1996, p. 12

  • 'Getting and spending at the V&A', Burlington magazine, v. 138, no. 1121, Aug 1996, p. 499

  • Slessor, Catherine, 'Libeskind's Boilerhouse', Architectural Review, v. 199, Jul 1996, p. 11

  • Lubbock, Jules, 'Libeskind - Morris would approve (Daniel Libeskind's V&A proposal, London)', Architects' Journal, v. 203, 27 Jun 1996, p. 22-23

  • 'Daniel Libeskind, architect of the V&A's proposed extension', Country Life, v. 190, no. 24, 13 June 1996, p. 154-155

  • Ruiz, Christina, 'V&A in brave act of patronage (D. Libeskind's design selected for new extension to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London', Art Newspaper, v. 7, Jun 1996, p. 14

  • 'In the bag', Modern Painters, v. 9, no. 2, summer 1996, p. 79

  • Baillieu, Amanda, 'V&A promises to fight all the way for Libeskind building (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)', Architects' Journal, v. 203, 23 May 1996, p. 7

  • Field, Marcus, 'Libeskind at the V&A (planned addition to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London)', Architects' Journal, v. 203, 23 May 1996, p. 8-9

  • '£40 million competition for 'bold' new V&A addition (Victoria and Albert Museum, London)', Architects' Journal, v. 202, 16 Nov 1995, p. 7


Monographs and exhibition catalogues

  • Libeskind, Daniel, Daniel Libeskind & Cecil Balmond, unfolding, Rotterdam: NAi, 1998. 12 items in 1 box : ill., facsims., plans.

    Consists of twelve items, including four ephemeral, laid into a cardboard box. Includes: a portfolio with architectural plans for the Boilerhouse Extension of the Victoria & Albert Museum (21 leaves of architectural plates, in portfolio); a foldout with title: Spiral extension, the need for a new building, the competition, Daniel Libeskind. (32 p., ill., 97 x 70 cm), text by Gwyn Miles; a flip book called "Wrapping" (7 x 14 cm); a book called: Beyond the wall 26.36o (1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 13 x 29 cm.); two items by Cecil Balmond: New Structure / Cecil Balmond/Arup & Partners and: Fractiles, or, the golden zoom / Cecil Balmond; four folded leaves with graphic designs by Daniel Libeskind and Nina Libeskind, called "Associations/Libeskind" (41 cm.); "Sketchbook" (41 cm.); one leaf attached by string to the box, with title: Twenty three planes of the Boilerhouse Extension", two streamers and a small printed drawing.

    NAL Pressmark: SH.98.0004 (Special Collections)


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