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MUSEUM RITTER: A MUSEUM SQUARED WITH ART
Max Dudler

Images Publishing, 2005
Hardcover
104 pages
Fully illustrated in colour & b+w.
ISBN: 3721205715

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The new Museum Ritter, designed by Swiss architect Max Dudler, is based on the principle of the square, and consists of two wings and a connecting passage. The larger wing houses the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection, which is dedicated to the square in the 20th and 21st century, while the smaller wings contains the vistors centre of the Ritter Sport company. Dudler is know for his highly individualistic buildings, which are bound to the traditions of Modernist rationalism and the Renaissance and form a counter-programme to the Deconstructionists and the current biomorphic idiom. At first sight, Dudler builds like his form teacher, Oswald M. Ungers - a man obsessed with the square. But for Museum Ritter Dudler has divised a subtle geometrical game: although the square has pride of place, the trapezium has the actual say.

 

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