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Herman Hertzberger | Robert McCarter | 9789462082038

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Herman Hertzberger

Author:Robert McCarter

Publisher:nai010

ISBN: 978-94-6208-203-8

  • Hardcover
  • English
  • 524 Pages
  • Apr 11, 2015

This monographic survey of the oeuvre of Herman Hertzberger provides an analysis of the main buildings and of Hertzberger’s thought process on the design of Housing, Schools, Workplaces, Cultural Buildings and Urban Design.

Herman Hertzberger is one of the most important and critically influential figures in international architecture of the last 50 years. He has consistently championed a fundamentally humanist modern architecture, rooted in its place and history, while simultaneously opening up new possibilities for dwelling. Today Hertzberger is rightly regarded as the world’s foremost designer of schools, a building type he has almost singlehandedly redefined. His innovative and fundamentally humane workplaces constitute some of the most compelling contemporary reinterpretations of this type of building.

In this monograph, acclaimed author Robert McCarter examines Hertzberger’s most important architectural works through analysis of the design process and guiding ideas, particularly as these reflect Hertzberger’s engagement with the Modernist tradition, architectural history, urban space and the way we experience it.

This monographic survey of the oeuvre of Herman Hertzberger provides an analysis of the main buildings and of Hertzberger’s thought process on the design of Housing, Schools, Workplaces, Cultural Buildings and Urban Design.

Herman Hertzberger is one of the most important and critically influential figures in international architecture of the last 50 years. He has consistently championed a fundamentally humanist modern architecture, rooted in its place and history, while simultaneously opening up new possibilities for dwelling. Today Hertzberger is rightly regarded as the world’s foremost designer of schools, a building type he has almost singlehandedly redefined. His innovative and fundamentally humane workplaces constitute some of the most compelling contemporary reinterpretations of this type of building.

In this monograph, acclaimed author Robert McCarter examines Hertzberger’s most important architectural works through analysis of the design process and guiding ideas, particularly as these reflect Hertzberger’s engagement with the Modernist tradition, architectural history, urban space and the way we experience it.


Robert McCarter is a practising architect, author and Professor of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis. His monographs on Louis I. Kahn and Frank Lloyd Wright were finalists for the inaugural Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) International Book Awards, 2006

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