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Daniel Libeskind

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Daniel Libeskind, born May 12, 1946 in Ldź, Poland, the son of Holocaust survivors, is an architect who became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1965. He is a 1965 alumnus of The Bronx High School of Science. Since 1989 he lives in Berlin with his wife Nina and their three children. His architecture uses a language of skewed angles, intersecting geometries, shards, voids and punctured lines to communicate feelings of loss, absence and memory whilst addressing the immediate situation, however typical, in a manner that constantly calls attention to itself. He has mainly designed museums and galleries.


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In addition to his architectural projects, Libeskind has also worked in the theatre creating set designs for opera. He created the sets for the 2001 production of Tristan and Isolde at Saarbrcken's Saarlndisches Staatstheater. The following year he designed the sets for a production of Messiaen's Saint Francis of Assisi by Deutsche Oper in Berlin.

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