Herzog & de Meuron: Natural History presents the work of Herzog & de Meuron, Swiss architects who have established themselves at the centre of architectural discourse by taking positions that are essentially artistic. The publication can be seen as an encyclopedia or dictionary documenting the visual allusions that are manifested in Herzog & de Meuron’s architecture.
Natural History accompanies the 2002 CCA exhibition Herzog & de Meuron: Archaelogy of the Mind. The book’s design draws both from the traditions of the illustrated scientific text and the conventions of an art book.
Edited by Philip Ursprung
Essays by Richard Armstrong, Carrie Asman, Gernot Böhme, Georges Didi-Huberman, Kurt W. Forster, Boris Groys, Reinhold Martin, Catherine Hürzeler, Petros Koumoutsakos, Robert Kudielka, Albert Lutz, Christian Moueix, Peggy Phelan, Albert Richterich, Thomas Ruff, Rebecca Schneider, Ulrike Meyer Stump, Philip Ursprung, Adolf Max Vogt, Jeff Wall, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, and Rémy Zaugg
Interviews with Herzog & de Meuron, Alfred Richterich, Thomas Ruff, and Jeff Wall by Philip Ursprung
Texts by Herzog & de Meuron
Published in French as Herzog & de Meuron : Histoire naturelle
Published in German as Herzog & de Meuron: Naturgeschichte
Co-published with Lars Müller Publishers
Hardcover or softcover, 460 pages