The Bauhaus originated in Weimar and returns to a new building there in the spring of 2019. In the newly built Bauhaus Museum Weimar the treasures of the world’s oldest Bauhaus collection will be shown as an ensemble. This volume does not only present design icons, however; it also provides by means of a large number of additional objects a glimpse behind the façade of the Bauhaus myth.
“Art and technology: a new unit” – It was with this slogan that the Bauhaus moved to Dessau in 1925/26. The seven years in Dessau were most productive for the designers and architects at the Bauhaus. This illustrated volume presents the Bauhaus buildings in Dessau in words and pictures and offers new perspectives on these icons of modern architecture.
Photography of Architecture after the Digital Turn
How do digital photography and Photoshop influence the representation of architecture? “Fiction & Fabrication” assembles fascinating contemporary photographic works from all over the world. From fictional constructions to real buildings which sometimes seem more fantastic than fiction, the works show an impressive portrait of contemporary architecture and the urban landscape that surrounds us.
Qatari Style investigates the architectural identity of Qatar, which celebrates the warmth and hospitality of the Middle East. The selected interiors are pioneering examples of how new and foreign influences can be absorbed harmoniously into the local architecture and culture whilst retaining the traditional charm.
Two of the most important Spanish sculptors of the sixteenth century and their work in Naples can be found here together in an opulent art book. During the period between 1513 and 1518, Bartolomé Ordóñez and Diego de Siloé from Burgos in Castile made the southern Italian city blossom into one of the most important European centres of marble sculpture.
The Expressionist Heritage in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia
The Architecture of Expressionism is the upheaval of architecture in the roaring twenties – with regionally different emphases, schools and protagonists. The series’ third volume documents all surviving buildings in Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The shared heritage of this important European region is presented in a fascinating rediscovery.
Frank Gehry and Hans Scharoun never met each other – and yet two of their most famous buildings are closely linked: Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles (2003) and the Berlin Philharmonie by Scharoun (1963). Taking these buildings as the starting point, the exhibition and catalogue examine the relationship between the two architects.
"Yigal Gawze’s photographs capture the abstraction, the simplicity and the optimism of early modernism in Tel Aviv. He distils the essence of the Bauhaus to bring it alive in a modern city and concentrates on the subtle effects of natural light upon architecture, a technique that the masters of the modern movement themselves applauded." Nonie Niesewand, design editor & author
Architecture and Photography — Amazement as Visual Culture
Assembling buildings designed by modern star architects from Tadao Andō to Peter Zumthor, this photography book is a total-work-of-art: its felicitous interplay of brilliant architectural photography, exquisite book design, and texts approaching the subject from the angle of the history of thought places Marcel Chassot’s imagery within European cultural history.
How do we want to live? How shall we build? Where can we find ideas for the houses and cities of the future? Niklas Maak and Johanna Diehl focus their attention on these highly topical questions in their joint project “Eurotopians”. In times of change this volume casts its backward gaze on the work of European utopians in order to find visions for the present.
The past decade was characterised by a real museum boom which persists today. Throughout the world museums have been built that are as unique as the art they contain, and the process continues. This volume assembles approximately 15 of these museums, designed and realised by the who’s who of the architect scene.
Natural disasters and their consequences dominate the news almost on a daily basis. Quick-impact preventive and aid measures are essential for the victims to survive. This volume presents a selection of projects which demonstrate impressively how both cutting-edge technology and locally available materials and resources can be used for this purpose.
Werner Graeff – painter, graphic artist, typographer, photographer and sculptor – is an important Bauhaus artist and a significant representative of Constructivism in Germany. Prompted by his friend Mies van der Rohe he wrote his moving autobiography “Hürdenlauf durch das 20. Jahrhundert” (The Obstacle Race of the 20th century), which this volume publishes for the first time with a representative selection of texts.
The Venetian artist Carlo Scarpa (1906‒1978) was one of the outstanding architects of the twentieth century – and at the same time a convinced lone wolf who saw his discipline as a form of art based on craftsmanship. In addition to buildings for museums in Venice, Florence and Verona his principal works also include the tomb of the businessman Giuseppe Brion in San Vito d’Altivole (Treviso).
In the 1990s the landscape architect Peter Latz and his team developed a park beyond all fashions and trends. This volume provides insights into twelve years of planning and realisation through photographs, sketches, plans and explanations, and reveals to the reader the fascinating world that follows the industry.
Expressionist Heritage of the Rhine-Ruhr Region2nd Revised Edition
The architecture of Expressionism marks the starting point of the discipline into the Golden Twenties - also in the urban cityscape of the metropolises of the Rhine-Ruhr region. This volume documents for the first time in a complete overview all the buildings in the region which still exist and shows a completely new perspective on a familiar region - a fascinating rediscovery in terms of sheer volume.
A Concert Project by Daniel Libeskind and the Alte Oper Frankfurt
Daniel Libeskind likes to re-define spaces and to disrupt thought patterns – and at the same time he cherishes a great love of music. Reason enough for the Alte Oper Frankfurt to invite the architect and town planner to think freely about the performance of music and concerts. The result is a concert project which will make the entire city echo with the sounds of music for an entire weekend.
Expressionist Heritage in Berlin2nd Revised Edition
Fresh from their success with "Modernism London Style", hailed by The Financial Times on 29.6.13 as 'this gorgeous photographic survey', photographer Niels Lehmann and editor Christoph Rauhut present their latest exciting project. "Fragments of Metropolis" documents all the remaining Expressionist buildings in Berlin, arguably the movement’s most important architectural centre.
Architecture and Art of the University of KonstanzEnglische Ausgabe
The University of Konstanz is an impressive monument to the fusion of art and architecture on the campus. It is a finely constructed example of the reform movement in tertiary education in the post-war era. To mark the 50th anniversary of this successful university, the architecture and building art are presented in text and large-format, contemporary photographs.
Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov (1853-1939) is known for inventions and engineering challenges that were ahead of his time such as the construction of the first Russian oil-pipeline and the invention of oil-cracking. Shukhovs pioneering structural works, such as hanging roofs and hyperbolic lattice towers, relate to the most cited examples of advanced engineering design from the turn of the 20th century.
Roland Fischer’s “Façades” are spectacular photographic pictures: a visual grammar of architectural structures, an alphabet of abstract forms full of art-historical references. Roland Fischer (b. 1958), whose work is exhibited worldwide in important museums, lives and works in Munich and Beijing.
Approximately one billion units of accommodation will need to be built worldwide over the course of the next twenty years. Houses as we know them today will no longer be economically or ecologically affordable in the future. How, then, should these dwellings look? The author introduces international examples that also stand for a new architectural outlook.
Andreas Schlüter (1659-1714) was the most important Baroque sculptor and architect in Northern Europe. Around 1700, he transformed Berlin into a modern residential
city. This city guide follows his steps and serves as an ideal companion for the interested visitor wishing to explore Berlin's architecture in relation to Schlüter's famous works.
The Humboldt Forum, embodying the cosmopolitan world view of the brothers Humboldt, is to be housed in the historic, reconstructed Berlin Palace on Berlin’s Museum Island. It will be a unique space for art, culture, education and science. This publication provides a glimpse behind the scenes of this great construction project, developed by Italian architect Franco Stella.
For over forty years, award-winning, Munich-based landscape architect Peter Kluska has been guided by the idea of creating immersive experiences through the skilful manipulation of space. In this book Kluska examines the concept of spatial construction, open spaces, urban planning, and the critical role of music, nature and art.
Wuhan is considered the engineering centre of China. Its 10 million inhabitants enjoy impressive buildings in an area famous for the massive Three Gorges Dam development. Wuhan’s other ambitious projects include power plants, tunnels and bridges, playing an important role in projecting China’s ideas on its identity and power.
»Modernism London Style« chronicles the creativity of the architects and designers of the period, as well as the currents in the city’s culture that helped shape their work. Architecture scholar Adam Caruso sheds light on the key features of the Art Deco style and architectural historian Christoph Rauhut and photographer Niels Lehmann capture the architectural Art Deco heritage of London in a photographic tour.
Multimedia artist Clifford Ross looks beyond the natural world to uncover a world bound only by the imagination, much like in Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass. Images are reversed and landscapes reimagined. Ross uses old and new methods to produce exceptionally beautiful and radically redesigned conceptions of reality, presenting his own digital vision.
Die Mayer’sche Hofkunstanstalt in München ist eine einzigartige Kunstwerkstatt. Seit 1847 werden hier die ungewöhnlichsten und innovativsten Techniken der Glas- und Steinbearbeitung zur Umsetzung künstlerischer Ideen entwickelt und als Werke von Weltrang realisiert.
Stephan Maria Lang is a proponent of the slow architecture movement. He is exceptionally good at engaging with the special atmosphere of a place and matching it with his clients’ personalities. The diverse and individual nature of Lang’s work is presented in the impressive pictorial composition of this book.
When Frederick the Great (1712–1786) ascended the throne of Prussia, Potsdam was a small provincial town. By the end of his reign, it had become one of the most beautiful German royal residences. This book, produced on the occasion of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great, shows the city’s rapid rise and the special relationship between the king and Potsdam.
Home to five museums, including the Old and New Museums, the Old National Gallery, the Bode Museum, and the Pergamon Museum, Berlin’s Museum Island was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999 and represents nearly two hundred years of museum history.
Methods of construction were as eclectic as architectural style in the 19th century. This book focusses on the realisation of architecturural projects at the time, their structure, building method and construction theory.
21 Beiträge namhafter Experten behandeln die Genese des Raumtyps Galerie und dessen Funktionen ebenso wie literarische und bildliche Galeriedarstellungen. Anhand von Beispielen aus ganz Europa aus dem Zeitraum 1400 –1800 werden nationale Bau- und Ausstattungstraditionen sowie deren Wechselwirkungen aufgezeigt.
The mastermind behind what he termed beautiful and functional »machines for living« Le Corbusier has long been recognised as one of the foremost figures in the international style of architecture. Yet, beginning in the 1940s, the famed architect and urbanist increasingly took modernism in a new direction that has until now been insufficiently considered – and little understood.
Andreas Horlitz is best known for his large-scale installations of mirror and glass. The variety of his work, ranging from photographs, to scientifically sourced material, is represented in this 30-year retrospective of his work.
After many years of planning, a visionary and attention-grabbing building has taken shape in Munich in the form of the Oskar von Miller Forum. The centre was designed by the well-known architectural office Herzog + Partner for international encounters between students of the architectural departments at Munich’s Technical University. An important aspect of the building is sustainability.
Approaches to a multi-scale documentation and analysis of transformations
Singapore is rejuvenating and transforming her building stock constantly and in comparatively short cycles. The book analyses these transformations of the global city and shows documents, plans and sources dating from the past two centuries.
This attractively designed publication documents the work of Hirmer Verlag during the past 65 years. Since 1948 a total of over 1,100 titles have appeared under this brand name. True to the motto “Art books that set standards,” the publishers have always worked in the service of art, upholding their determination to maintain the very highest quality. A book about those who make books and those who sell them, about book art and art books, about partnership with museums and loyalty ...
The whole world a Bauhaus? The publication accompanying the worldwide exhibition series takes the quotation of the former Bauhaus student and subsequent university teacher Fritz Kuhr as a starting point for reflections on the Bauhaus not only as a school in Weimar, Dessau and Berlin, but also in order to focus on the parallel Modernist movements in non-European regions.