- Perfect Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: DOM Publishers; Translation edition (Dec 1 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 3869225475
- ISBN-13: 978-3869225470
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.6 x 25.4 cm
- Shipping Weight: 422 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #700,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Berlin: Architectural Guide Perfect Paperback – Dec 1 2016
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About the Author
Dominik Schendel, born 1986, studied architecture in Hamburg, Vienna and Berlin. Worked at Hermann Czech in Vienna as well as at Volker Staab and Sackmann Payer Architects in Berlin. His extensive know-how of the urban and architectural history of his adopted city is incorporated into the Architectural Guide Berlin, which is written with the utmost passion.
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My wife and I tend to visit cities in some happy measure through the lens of architecture.
So complete and inexplicable are the gaps in this guide that we and our Berlin friends were mystified by in the complete black out of foundationally significant projects that every day we added missing structures to our list of head scratching omissions. Here are but some of the striking failures.
Albert Speer Olympic stadium and Hans Poelzigs Haus des RundFunk (broadcast building) two structures that characterize and transcend their Nazi roots.
Haus Summerfeld and Walter-Gropius Haus two structures that literally bookend this most significant architect.
Corbusierhaus understandably not the pure realization of United Habitation in Marseille none the less indispensable for a more complete picture of The Tower In The Park.
Two more hilarious omissions here of Mies van de Rohe. the 1933 Haus Lemke and 1968 Neue Nationgalerie give us this most influential Modernist both early and late, private and public.
I have one ugly theory to explain these omissions but it is too simplistic to be useful. the old Left idea of rejecting "The Big Man" view of history. Too simplistic but I am at a loss to explain this strange book.