Peter Märkli: In Search of a Language

Giorgio Azzariti


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This publication is the outcome of the 2018 graduation dissertation of Italian architect Giorgio Azzariti. His research focuses on the Swiss architect Peter Märkli, and is divided across four sections: Journey, Imaginary, Language, and Reality. Part architectural analysis, part travelogue, it attempts to linke the geographic and biographical in the evolution of a unique and intensely personal trajectory.

To enter Peter Märkli’s imaginary we cannot follow a linear path. We could try to look back chronologically to the various stages that have marked his formation: the meeting with the architect Rudolf Olgiati, the years spent at Zurich’s ETH, the strong bond with the sculptor Hans Josephsohn. In Search of a Language reads the work of Peter Märkli in the light of the heritage of his artistic fathers, continually rediscovered – both in his architecture and in his drawings – through an unceasing research trying to grasp the essence.

Edition First
Language English and French
Binding Softcover
Pages 272
Size 230 x 300 mm.