The Libeskind archive contains 15
design projects (1970-1991), materials related to Libeskind's teaching at the Cranbrook
Academy of Art (1980-1984), manuscripts and publications (1970-1990) and photographs, slides
and transparencies (ca. 1968-1990). The Jewish Museum in Berlin (also called Between the
Lines in this archive) is the most extensively documented of his designs.
The architect Daniel Libeskind was born in Lodz, Poland in 1946 and emigrated with his
family to Israel. He studied music at the Lodz Conservatory. In 1960, after winning the
America - Israel Cultural Foundation Fellowship, he moved to New York to continue his
studies in music. While in the United States, however, he changed direction and enrolled in
architecture at Cooper Union, studying with John Hejduk and Peter Eisenman. In 1970 he was
graduated summa cum laude with a B. Arch. degree. He subsequently earned his Master's degree
in History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Comparative Studies at Essex
University, England, in 1972 with his thesis Imagination and Space.
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