A photographic essay documents the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet, located in Provence, South France. The abbey subjects architectural elements to ultimate limitations and continues to draw admiring architectural visitors. This is followed by a survey of new currents in architectural exhibitions, curatorial practice, and ongoing museum projects. In this context, Peter Zumthor's latest work, the Kolumba - Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese, is introduced.
The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet
Essay: A Place Where Matter and Light are not yet Divided Sou Fujimoto
Essay: Sacred Modern Architecture and the Abbey of Le Thoronet Karla Britton
Reconsidering the Museum
Peter Zumthor Kolumba, Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese
Exhibition: Peter Zumthor, Buildings and Projects 1986–2007
Directors and Curators of the Museums: The Museum of Modern Art - Barry Bergdoll Miami Art Museum - Terence Riley The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - Brooke Hodge Art Institute of Chicago - Joseph Rosa Canadian Centre for Architecture - Mirko Zardini Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine – Palais de Chaillot - Corinne Bélier Centre Pompidou - Frédéric Migayrou The Louvre-Lens - Olivier Meslay Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - Poul Erik Tøjner Tate Modern - Sheena Wagstaff Serpentine Gallery - Hans Ulrich Obrist Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art - Peter Noever Amsterdam Centre for Architecture - Maarten Kloos