Daniel Libeskind. Chamber Works: Architectural Meditations on Themes from Heraclitus. 1983

Daniel Libeskind Chamber Works: Architectural Meditations on Themes from Heraclitus 1983

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These six prints come from a larger series of twenty-eight prints. The trajectory across the images in this installation is linear, unfolding in time as in a musical composition, but can also be shown intertwined in a more complex counterpoint arrangement with vertically formatted drawings from the same series. Libeskind, a virtuoso accordion player in his

youth, called these "my first rigorous attempts to connect music and architecture. . . . Architecture is based on drawings. A drawing is a scoreit’s a code, a language that has to be communicated to performers who then have a certain amount of leeway in interpreting that."

Gallery label from Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye, November 15, 2014–January 17, 2016.
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
22 3/8 x 30 1/4" (56.8 x 76.8 cm)
Credit
Andrew Cogan and Rob Beyer Purchase Funds
Object number
2376.2001.1
Copyright
© 2021 Daniel Libeskind
Department
Architecture and Design
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