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The New German Architecture [Hardcover]

Gerhard G. Felomeyer


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25 May 1993
The reunification of Germany has propelled the country to the forefront of the European community, and has generated an immense amount of new building projects, bringing a new focus and clarity to German architecture. This lavishly illustrated volume presents a showcase of the latest and best of these works.
The architects featured range from internationally known practitioners, such as Josef Paul Kleihues (Pre- and Early History Museum in Frankfurt), O. M. Ungers (Town Portal Buildings in Frankfurt, Baden Regional Library in Karlsruhe), Daniel Libeskind (Berlin Museum), Gottfried Bohm (Deutsche Bank in Luxembourg), and Gunter Behnisch (German Postal Museum and German Federal Bank, both in Frankfurt), to architects who have gained great renown within Germany to young and rising talents. The wide variety of projects presented includes Meinhard von Gerkan's Airport Terminal in Stuttgart and Elbschlucht Complex in Hamburg, Karljosef Schattner's varied projects in Eichstatt, and Christoph Langhof's Pressehaus in Berlin. The comprehensive essays examine Germany's architectural history and postwar urban planning, as well as the ramifications of reunification.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (25 May 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847816729
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847816729
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 22.2 x 28.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,323,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars The new architecture is like the old McDonalds. 11 Feb 2000
By Keating Kilpatric - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Dieses Buch ist alle moderne Architektur. Die alte Architektur ist nicht hier. Das ist zu falsch. Die alten deutschen Architekten konnten aufbauen. Sie bauten feste Gebäude mit klassischer Art auf. Die neuen Gebäude sind Trödel. Deutsche Architektur ist jetzt wie McDonalds.
4.0 out of 5 stars Review of 52 projects of 24 architects 5 July 2005
By Eugene Tenenbaum - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
50 projects are dated 1980-92 and two are older. Hundreds of photos, plans, elevations, sections, hard line presentation drawings, etc. in beautiful colors or B&W on glossy paper, brief project descriptions.

CONTENTS:

Architects' Biographies 8

Preface 10

Introduction 17

From City Planning to Urban Design: Rebuilding Germany 1945-1992 32

THE ARCHITECTS

Auer and Weber 54

Bangert and Scholz 60

Behnisch and Partner 66

Boge and Lindner 76

Gottiried Bohm 80

Andreas Brandt and Rudolph Boettcher 88

Eisele and Fritz 94

Meinhard von Gerkan 100

Thomas Herzog 112

Hilmer and Sattler 118

Jochem Jourdan and Bernhard Mueller 124

Kauffmann and Theilig 134

Uwe Kiessler 140

Josef Paul Kleihues 144

Hans Kollhoff 154

Rudiger Kramm 160

Christoph Langhof 170

Arno Lederer and Jorunn Ragnarsdottir 176

Daniel Libeskind 182

Karljosef Schattner 192

Axel Schultes 202

Otto Steidle 208

Otto Steidle and Uwe Kiessler 212

O. M. Ungers 216
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