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Die Schweizerische Nationalbank in Zürich - Das Gebäude der Gebrüder Pfister 1922-2022

German · Hardback

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In 1922, a decade after the Swiss National Bank had opened its neo-baroque building in Berne, the bank's Zurich-based governing board moved into its own grand office building. This major work of the local firm of Otto and Werner Pfister is a key example of neoclassicism in Switzerland and provided Zurich with an architectural landmark at the top end of its famous Bahnhofstrasse.
Marking the building's centenary, this book celebrates the Zurich home of the Swiss Franc. It describes in detailed and lavish illustrations the architecture and building history from the planning stage until today. This is supplemented by essays on bank architecture since the Middle Ages, the urban formation of Zurich, and the city's development into a financial center in the late nineteenth century. In his contribution, the renowned Canadian British architect Adam Caruso compares it-from today's perspective-with other central bank buildings and places it in the context of the Pfister brothers' other public commissions, many of which occupy prominent locations in Zurich's cityscape.
Richly illustrated with historical and new photographs, original plans, and other documents, this German language book pays tribute to a piece of public architecture that combines monumentality with pragmatism and republican modesty.

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Der Schweizerischen Nationalbank mit Sitz in Bern und Zürich obliegt die Geldpolitik des Landes. Als Inhaberin des Banknotenmonopols ist sie im wörtlichen wie im übertragenen Sinn die Hüterin des Schweizer Frankens.


Wo seit hundert Jahren Schweizer Geldpolitik gemacht wird: das Nationalbankgebäude in Zürich

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«Ein rundum ästhetisches Gesamtwerk, das viel wertvolles Wissen zur Geschichte der Bankenarchitektur in sich gespeichert hat.» Kira Sophie Kawohl, AIT


«Ein rundum ästhetisches Gesamtwerk, das viel wertvolles Wissen zur Geschichte der Bankenarchitektur in sich gespeichert hat.» Kira Sophie Kawohl, AIT

Product details

Assisted by Leo Fabrizio (Photographs), Schweizerische Nationalbank (Editor)
Publisher Scheidegger & Spiess
Languages German
Product format Hardback
Released 07.10.2022
EAN 9783039420940
ISBN 978-3-0-3942094-0
No. of pages 412
Dimensions 209 mm x 41 mm x 289 mm
Weight 1654 g
Illustrations 128 farbige und 179 s/w-Abbildungen
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Art > Architecture

Architektur, Schweiz, Swissness, Architekturgeschichte, Einzelne Architekten und Architekturbüros, Neoklassizismus, entdecken, Stadtgeschichte, Baugeschichte, Zürich, historische gebäude, Bürogebäude, Gebrüder Pfister, Zürcher Lokalgeschichte, Otto Pfister, Neklassizistische Architektur, Werner Pfister, Neuklassizismus, Neoklassizistsische Architektur, Baumongrafie

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