An analytical insight on the Biennale exhibition's main themes. The critical companion to the Biennale catalog, this book presents a general overview of the exhibition's contents, helping one understand the Common Ground event. The list of authors features many great luminaries of architectural and cultural writing as well as daily reporters and journalists. By elucidating some of the underlying concerns of the exhibition, the book seeks to strenghten the ties to the Biennale by adding short, often visually led pieces directly related to Common Ground. For this reason, the book is destined to have a broad and enduring influence on architectural and cultural writing.
David Chipperfield studied at the Kingston School of Art and at the Architectural Association in London. He has taught and lectured in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the UK, and the US. He's currently a visiting professor at Yale University. In 1985, he established David Chipperfield Architects. Among the practice's recent works are the Neues Museum in Berlin; the Anchorage Museum, Alaska; the City of Justice in Barcelona; the Des Moines Public Library in Iowa; Ninetree Village in Hangzhou (China); the Museum Folkwang in Essen (Germany); the Peek & Cloppenburg Store in Vienna; the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate; and The Hepworth Wakefield, both in the United Kingdom.