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 Carrie Asman, Kurt W. Forster, Georges Didi-Huberman, Peggy Phelan, Thomas Ruff, Rebecca Schneider, Adolf Max Vogt, and Jeff Wall, and more.
Hardcover or softcover, 460 pages. Published in English, in French, and in German editions. Co-published with Lars Müller Publishers.