Daniel Libeskind Jewish Museum Berlin
Scarcely any other contemporary building has been the focus of so much attention and heated discussion as the Jewish Museum in Berlin. The historic and social significance of this recently completed museum extends far beyond the bounds of the city. Its already famous zigzag structure challenges the very way we regard architecture. With photographs taken especially for this volume, and a lucidly written text, this publication provides a much-needed guide to the museums architecture, shedding light on its symbolism as well as on the philosophy behind it.
In Daniel Libeskinds own words the building is an attempt to give a voice to a common fate—the inevitable integration of Jewish/Berlin history despite the contradictions of the ordered and disordered, the chosen and not chosen, the vocal and silent, the living and the dead. [ ] The void and the invisible are the structural features that have been gathered in the space of Berlin. (Daniel Libeskind: radix-matrix, p. 34).