Architects on Architects (Paperback)

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By Dietrich Fink (Editor), Uta Graff (Editor), Nils Rostek (Editor), Julian Wagner (Editor)
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Architects on Architects is a collection of essays and interviews rooted in one fascinating premise: What do the architects of today have to say about their predecessors?

Based on a series of lectures organized by the Department of Architecture at the Technical University of Munich, this volume explores how architects from previous generations have influenced present-day professionals in the field. The essays touch on the relevance of historical concepts as they have been transmitted across generations and the ways in which today’s architects have used—and at times reshaped—those concepts to suit contemporary needs. The stimulating discussions involve, among others, Arno Lederer on Sigurd Lewerentz, Hans Kollhoff on Oswald Mathias Ungers, Tom Emerson on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Mario Botta on Louis I. Kahn and Carlo Scarpa, and Donatella Fioretti on Walter Gropius and László Maholy-Nagy.
More than a celebration of the past and the outstanding architects of today, Architects on Architects asks us to take a fresh look at the culture of the discipline and the transfer of ideas that has shaped that culture across time and space.

About the Author

Dietrich Fink is professor of urban architecture at the Technical University of Munich, where Uta Graff is professor of architectural design and conception, Nils Rostek is a research associate for architectural design and conception, and Julian Wagner is a research associate for urban architecture.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783777433080
ISBN-10: 377743308X
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication Date: March 1st, 2020
Pages: 240