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FALL 2014 Architecture Landscape Architecture Design Art


Emergent Timber Technologies Page 2

Modern Concrete Construction Manual Page 3

Construction | Materials 2 Emergent Timber Technologies 3 Modern Concrete Construction Manual 4 Passive House Design 5 Aktivhaus 6 Energy Efficiency Solutions for Historical Buildngs 6 Best of DETAIL: Holz / Wood 7 Daylighting Design 7 Façades 8 Insulating Modernism 8 Colour

Types | Functions 9 ALPEN.ORTE / ALPINE.RETREATS 10 Plenum. Places of Power 11 Libraries – A Design Manual 12 Urban Intensities 13 Threshold Spaces 13 Schools and Kindergartens

Passive House Design Page 4

Aktivhaus Page 5

Architects | Buildings 14 Helmut von Werz 14 Vienna University of Economics and Buisness Campus 15 Alvar Aalto – The Complete Work 15 Mies van der Rohe – The Built Work

Countries | Regions 16 Exhibition in the Making 16 The Exhibition 17 WIEN.BLICKE / VIENNA.VIEWS

Theory | History 18 Social Design: Public Action 19 ALIVE 19 SHAPE


Libraries – A Design Manual Page 11

Squares Page 21

Urbanism 20 Decoding the City 21  Squares

Landscape Architecture 22 Planning Landscape 24 Int AR. Interventions and Adaptive Reuse: Resilience and Adaptability 24 Ecotourism, Nature Conservation and Development

Planning Landscape Page 22

A Galileo Forgery Seite 29

Art 26 Visualisation of Evolution 26 Roswitha Ennemoser. Konkretisierung. Concretisation. 27 The Dignity of Man 28 Bildakt at the Warburg Institute 28 Images of Shame 29 A Galileo Forgery 30 Colour Histories 30 Die Gestaltungsprincipien Michelangelos, besonders in ihrem Verhältnis zu denen Raffaels

Backlist 32 Birkhäuser: selected backlist titles Design 25

Design Research Now 2


Simone Jeska, Khaled Saleh Pascha

Emergent Timber Technologies Materials, Contsruction, Engineering, Projects PAGES ILLS.


176 approx. 30 b/w-illustrations, 220 colored illustrations, 70 monochrome graphics 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover  UR 59.95 / USD 84.00 E 978-3-03821-502-8 English

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New building with wood


The “old” material of wood has been used to construct dwellings of different types since the dawn of mankind. And not without reason. Its low density combined with high rigidity, good processability, and its resistance makes it an excellent building material. There is currently a pioneering renaissance of the timber construction, for two distinct reasons: first, wood is increasingly being rediscovered as one of the most important renewable raw materials for sustainable construction. Moreover, a revolution in the construction of timber structures began several years ago with the ever-progressive use of three-dimensional CAD models for digitally controlled robot manufacturing The book documents these developments, in particular the engineering bonding techniques, the introduction of digital production techniques,

and the innovative material developments of this material. The chapter on composite structures and experimental structures specifically address trends toward the futureoriented dimensions of timber construction. In the final section, outstanding designs are documented in detail, such as the Club House of Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Course designed by Shigeru Ban in Yeoju, South Korea, and the double gymnasium in BorexCrassier, Switzerland, by Graeme Mann and Patricia Capua Mann. Simone Jeska and Khaled Saleh Pasha both worked at the Technical University in Berlin at the Chair of Prof. Rainer Hascher.

Advanced construction methods, detailed and vividly presented With systematic and practice-oriented project documentation


Martin Peck (Ed.)

Modern Concrete Construction Manual [Construction Manuals] PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

272 Numerous drawings and photos 29.7 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover


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978-3-95553-207-9 English

Available September 2014

New sensuality of a classic material


Concrete’s multifaceted nature has made it very popular today with planners and builders. Besides the enormous potential inherent in its load-bearing capacity, the material offers a diversity of properties and surface characteristics. This publication focuses not just on the design and construction of concrete load-bearing structures, but also especially on concrete’s material characteristics and thus on the haptic and sensual side of this material.The Modern Concrete Construction Manual provides planners with expert information on concrete as a construction material, ranging from manufacturing to material characteristics, to the design of concrete load-bearing structures, including details on current digital design and production process options. Designed as a standard reference work, the publication offers com-

prehensive and detailed insights into a range of topics, including cost-effectiveness, energy and sustainability, renovation, design and interior design. An extensive index of successful projects, with a selection of real-life examples, provides inspiration, while inviting readers to make modern use of this classic construction material. Martin Peck, head of technical operations at Beton Marketing Süd, Germany

Standard reference work for the design and realisation of reinforced concrete architecture in the 21st century


Gonzalo Roberto, Rainer Vallentin

Passive House Design A compendium for architects [DETAIL Green Books] PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

144 approx. 380 29.7 × 21.0 cm, Hardcover


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Designing for energy efficiency


In the course of the last two decades, the Passive House Standard has evolved into a key benchmark for energy-efficient construction. Passive houses are being erected in almost all parts of the world and for all types of users. At the same time, many architects are unsure about the specifics: What do passive houses really deliver, and what errors need to be avoided during planning? This book provides architects with the confidence required to deal with the passive house standard. It shows where there is significant scope for design and explains design strategies that lead to better passive houses. A selection of international buildings illustrate how design, construction and building

technology combine in passive houses. Chapters on building physics, building services engineering and energy balancing round out the planning guidelines. Dr.-Ing. Roberto Gonzalo and Dr. -Ing. Rainer Vallentin, Munich, Germany

Passive House Design provides architects with the confidence required to deal with the Passive House Standard It shows where there is significant scope for design and explains design strategies that lead to better passive houses


Manfred Hegger (et. al.)

Aktivhaus From Passivhaus to Plus-energy House PAGES ILLS.


approx. 280 210 colored illustrations, 210 drawings 29.7 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover


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The first comprehensive reference work on energy-independent Active Houses


The Active House is a logical development of existing building standards. It draws renewable energy from the sun and wind in order to cover energy needs as completely as possible. The basic ideas of the Active House are described in detail in this standard work and serve as a planning guide for all parties involved in the construction of Active Houses. From the principles of sustainable and energy efficient construction to planning tools and technical details, the reader learns what constitutes Active houses, how they developed, and the components required for its construction. Active House architecture is illustrated by fourteen built works in the areas of residential, non-residential, new construction, and renovation.

The professional author team: Professor Manfred Hegger, TU Darmstadt Caroline Fafflok, Johannes Hegger, Isabell Passig

“A standard work of energy-efficient construction.” IBOmagazin Answers to the question of how active houses will change future architecture The German edition of the book won the German Solar Prize in the field of media.


Reference manual for the energetic rehabilitation of historic buildings

EURAC, Passivhaus Institut (Ed.)

Energy Efficiency Solutions for Historical Buildngs A Handbook PAGES ILLS.


approx. 256 100 b/w-illustrations, 100 monochrome graphics, 300 colored graphics 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Hardcover


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Open Access

The handbook holistically summarizes the principles of energy retrofitting historic listed buildings, from the first diagnosis to the clearly and pragmatically designed intervention: the preservation of the historic structure, user comfort, and energy efficiency. Structural principles and criteria for the conservation of historic buildings form the basics. Design examples, calculations, and results from an extensive series of measurements created on the basis of eight Best Practice case studies, make this manual an indispensable tool for all planners working in this field. The content was developed over several years by an interdisciplinary team of researchers, and reflects a wide range of different expertise.

Practical guide with eight historic best practice examples Numerous construction drawings, calculations, and measurement data Technical support in the daily planning for architects, engineers, energy consultants, and owners

Multidisciplinary team with 20 research partners from ten countries


Available October 2014

Material for architecture of the future

Christian Schittich (Ed.)

Best of DETAIL: Holz / Wood [Best of DETAIL] PAGES ILLS.


200 numerous color photos and drawings 29.7 × 21.0 cm, Softcover  UR 49.00 / USD 69.00 E 978-3-95553-214-7 English / German

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English / German

Available July 2014

With its positive qualities and wide range of applications, wood excels in several areas: It meets the holistic evaluation criteria of sustainable construction and is perfect for outdoor use in sophisticated designs and facades, as well as for use in interiors. It enables short construction times, is relatively inexpensive and both builders and architects alike appreciate its sensuous charm and familiarity. Even today’s high standards for acoustic insulation and fire safety in multi-storey buildings can be met by wood. These outstanding qualities are increasingly turning this traditional construction material into one of the most sought-after materials for innovative projects of the future, while its structural design potential, combined with a “pure” solution, allows the building of mixed and composite structures. Best of DETAIL Wood brings together highlights from DETAIL about wood as a material. Besides a theoretical basis, the publication also offers a comprehensive section on projects, ranging from experiments to elaborate details, which provides abundant inspiration and examples of successful architectural design using wood.

Wood as a material: architectural highlights from DETAIL


Efficient use of daylight

Mohamed Boubekri

Daylighting Design Planning Strategies and Best Practice Solutions PAGES ILLS.


176 approx. 70 b/w-illustrations, 250 colored illustrations 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover  UR 59.95 / USD 84.00 E 978-3-7643-7728-1 English

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Information on the integration of daylight in the design and implementation process With design concepts of different typologies

Dr. Mohamed Boubekri is a Professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.


Available September 2014

For thousands of years people have aligned their homes with the sun. This tendency decreased with the availability of artificial light. Yet, due to the health effects of artificial light as well as rising energy costs, the issue of designing with daylight is of great importance again today.The primary objective of daylight systems is to make maximum use of daylight for certain building types and climates. The book documents the various dimensions of the optimum use of daylight with particular reference to window orientation, light distribution, and prism technology, and discusses the health and economic related aspects. In the final chapter, existing design concepts are documented in detail, including the expansion of the Art Institute of Chicago Museum in the United States, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and Terminal 3 of the Changi Airport in Singapore, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Introduction to building façades as revised edition

Ulrich Knaack, Tillmann Klein, Marcel Bilow, Thomas Auer

Façades Principles of Construction. Second and Revised Edition. PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

135 305 b/w-illustrations 27.0 × 21.0 cm, Softcover


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978-3-03821-146-4 English


Available November 2014

Façades determine the appearance of a building. Hence, they constitute a major element in architecture. At the same time, the building’s envelope has important functions to fulfil, such as lighting, weatherproofing, thermal insulation, load transfer and sound insulation. Over the past 15 years, façades have become increasingly complex – ’intelligent’ facades, for instance, adapt to changing climate and lighting conditions. Newly developed materials and technologies have broadened the scope of façade functions. This book demonstrates the principles of façade construction. It systematically describes the most common types, such as post-and-beam façade, curtain wall, corridor façade or double façade, and provides guidelines for appropriate detailing. Numerous drawings made especially for the book explain the principles of different types of facades, which are then illustrated with built examples. For this second edition, all chapters were revised and all four examples in the case studies chapter were replaced by new material. The new chapter “Future Façades” offers insights into what’s next. Prof. Ulrich Knaack, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands

Practice-oriented overview Numerous detail drawings made especially for the book Thorough revision and updating


A critical investigation of building insulation

Kiel Moe

Insulating Modernism Isolated and Non-isolated Thermodynamics in Architecture PAGES ILLS.


320 70 colored illustrations, 50 colored drawings 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Hardcover  UR 59.95 / USD 84.00 E 978-3-03821-539-4 English

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978-3-03821-322-2 English Available August 2014

What is the best way to consider energy in buildings? For over a century, the building industry has largely focused on ideas of insulation and isolation for its energetic practices. A growing movement of designers claim that other concepts and practices are required for the non-isolated energy systems of architecture. This book describes the history, theory and facts of the mainstream isolation technologies and the emerging alternative design approaches. It is a book on the scientific, material, and design history of building isolation; but more importantly, it is a book on isolated and non-isolated perspectives on energy in architecture. Written by a registered practicing architect with detailed technical knowledge, who is at the same time a researcher and experienced teacher, the aim is to understand the different scientific, architectural and cultural approaches to energy and to promote a non-isolated perspective: a thermodynamically accurate, ecologically powerful, culturally relevant, and architecturally ambitious perspective on energy in architecture.

State of affairs and alternative models of building insulation In-depth information on a key planning issue A scholarly contribution to a hot architectural debate

Kiel Moe, Assistant Professor of Architectural Technology, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Visual spatial effects and communication

Axel Buether


120 numerous drawings and photos 29.7 × 21.0 cm, Softcover


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Colours have the power to stir emotions and awaken memories. Artists are not unique in their use of colour; scientists, psychologists, designers, writers and others also understand the power of colour. For the architect, selecting colours can be one of their most challenging tasks, yet one that can achieve tremendous impact when professionally implemented. DETAIL Practice Colour provides architects with the relevant expertise necessary for working with colours: from colour theory and the fundamentals of colour perception and effect, to strategies for developing coherent colour concepts during the design process. Colours in urban and rural settings, historical considerations, as well as detailed information on spatial effects, materiality and the nfluence of light, round out the theoretical part of the publication. Various examples of international projects realised in both interior and exterior spaces illustrate the successful implementation of architecture and can provide inspiration for your own work.


Axel Buether, University of Wuppertal, Germany

Specialist expertise and design principles for architects concerning colour, light, materiality and spatial effects Design of spatial atmospheres Visual communication


Hannes Bäuerle, Claudia Miller

ALPEN.ORTE / ALPINE.RETREATS über Nacht in besonderer Architektur / unique hotel architecture [DETAIL Special] PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

192 approx. 280 23.5 × 25.0 cm, Hardcover


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Unique places throughout the Alps

English / German

Fascinated by the Alps, the authors spend most of their free time in the mountains. Always searching for new and special places, ranging from stop-offs, to final destinations for a peaceful stay, they have now compiled a wide variety of different kinds of accommodation. Buildings in the book range from houses that have been owned by one family for generations and shaped by its various characters, through chalets renovated to the most modern standards, and to solitary huts. The authors have chosen projects built using materials and sustainable construction methods in keeping with the Alpine environment that also represent successful spatial and atmospheric concepts. But this book is not only

about architecture; the authors also tell stories of the houses’ owners and the buildings’ development and management over the years, as well as tales of Alpine life and people. Background information on construction and tips on travelling in the Alps, general maps, and a list of addresses make this book an outstanding travel guide for readers interested in architecture and for anyone who loves the Alps.

Exemplary architecture both in and beyond tourist spots Essays on living, travelling and building (incl. conversion/renovation) in the Alps On the fascination of the Alps, “family histories” and traditions


Christian Kühn (Ed.)

Plenum. Places of Power PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

424 400 b/w-illustrations 20.2 × 6.8 cm, Softcover


EUR 24.95 / USD 35.00 978-3-03821-679-7 English

Available June 2014

The parliament of parliaments: the catalog of the Austrian contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale sometimes less successful monumentality of the buildings is lost in the book’s alphabetically organized, analytical representation. This in fact emphasizes the many formal similarities of the buildings, which represent very different political regimes.

The idea of a democratic legitimation of power is now so widespread that no nation can do without it, or at least to construct in name a place for the representative assembly of the people. The catalog of the Austrian contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale documents every national parliament in the world by means of axonometric representations, supplemented by site plans, a short description, and other relevant data. In the diversification and comparison of the different solutions, it becomes clear what messages the parliament buildings wish to convey via architecture: national identity, eternal life, conformity with the historical principles, or even the furious representation of a new beginning. The sometimes more,

Prof. Christian Kühn, commissioner of the Austrian contribution to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

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The tympanum on the Austrian parliament’s portico shows the Austrian emperor Franz Josef I. in a very prominent spot – handing over the constitution to personifications of the various nations of the Habsburg Monarchy. However, the emperor’s actual interest in democracy was quite limited: He never once visited his loge in the chamber of the Austrian Imperial Council.





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All of the national parliamentary buildings in the world in a concise representation Presented in sections for ease of comparison A current contribution to the debate on the crisis of representation


Nolan Lushington, Wolfgang Rudorf, Liliane Wong

Libraries – A Design Manual PAGES ILLS.


approx. 240 250 b/w-illustrations, 750 colored illustrations 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Hardcover  UR 89.95 / USD 126.00 E 978-3-0346-0827-5 English

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Comprehensive guide to the designing and planning of libraries


Libraries as a building type have been subjected to substantial changes in particular in the past ten years. Milestones such as Rem Koolhaas’ Seattle Central Library from 2004 reinvented the typology completely and reflected a development from elitist temple of learning to a public living room. Hybrids between library and department store or theater were conceived. Today, the ubiquity of electronic devices and media needs to be taken into account by the designer: every new library has areas without any books now. This work of reference explains systematically all technological and planning requirements of library design. Special features such as RFID, signage, acoustics or specific structural load issues are explained in texts by experts from the fields of architecture and library science.

Finally, approximately 40 best-practice case studies of contemporary library design are documented extensively. They are organized in four categories – national libraries, large public libraries, small public libraries, university libraries – and comprise high-profile examples such as Jo Coenen’s Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Alvaro Siza’s Public Library Viana do Castelo in Portugal or Mecanoo’s Library of Birmingham from 2013. Nolan Lushington, Library Consultant, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Wolfgang Rudorf, Professor for Interior Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA Liliane Wong, Professor for Interior Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

Systematic, comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of this fascinating design task Documents forward-looking and innovative concepts and designs Substantial contributions by international experts on the entire design and planning process


Peter G. Rowe, Har Ye Kan

Urban Intensities Contemporary Housing Types and Territories PAGES ILLS.


232 75 b/w-illustrations, 90 colored illustrations, 800 drawings, 50 colored drawings 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover  UR 59.95 / USD 84.00 E 978-3-03821-477-9 English

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Diversity and density in housing today


Accomodation of diversity and the creation of urban density are a focus of world-wide building and planning activities today. This book combines the architectural and urban scales to demonstrate that it is a specific quality, urban intensity, which determines the success of housing. The authors provide a typology of housing according to the ways in which diversity and density are created. Comparisons with historical models and critical appraisals based on the authors’ unique standing give ample information on the pros and cons of major types of housing, their pitfalls and successful examples. Newly created sets of drawings, from floor plans to spectacular 3D aerial views of the buildings in their urban contexts, accompany each of the more than twenty case studies that are described and analyzed in detail.

The approach taken here relates to many pressing issues in contemporary housing, including the avoidance of urban sprawl, the revival of city centers and the ongoing search for innovative housing types. Peter G. Rowe, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, Massachussetts, USA Har Ye Kan, Research Associate, Harvard GSD

A qualitative approach to diversity and density in housing A concept that unites architectural and urban design A wide range of original drawings of benchmark case studies


Unrivaled publication on the design of reception and circulation areas

Till Boettger

Threshold Spaces Transitions in Architecture Analysis and Design Tools PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

192 120 b/w-illustrations 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover


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With texts and graphics presentations of threshold space analyzes Development of access areas in different building types, from public buildings to residential Many exemplary design applications

Till Boettger is an architect, and a lecturer at the Department of Design and Interior Design of the Bauhaus-University Weimar.


Available October 2014

What is a threshold space? A prelude, an intermediate space, a barrier? Inside or outside? The threshold space is all of these, usually even at the same time. He lives on the spatial ambivalence between opening and closing and at the same time creates the expectation of what is to come.Till Boettger has dealt in teaching and research projects closely with the architectural staging of arrival and reception. His book is a collection of exemplary phenomenological analyzes of spatial transitions in historical and modern cultural buildings by renowned architects. It also develops a methodology to optimize threshold rooms in all construction projects. In addition to a balance that can generate an exciting space, there is also primarily the temporal sequence of experiencing determining. Threshold spaces are shown here in their role as a spatial agent: they receive and bid farewell.

Now available as revised edition: the successful manual on school design

Mark Dudek

Schools and Kindergartens A Design Manual Second and Revised Edition PAGES ILLS.


256 687 b/w-illustrations, 212 colored illustrations 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Softcover  UR 49.95 / USD 70.00 E 978-3-03821-636-0 English

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978-3-03821-484-7 English Available September 2014

As a new generation of educational environments are designed and built, this Design Manual illustrates the most up-to-date educational strategies and how they are realized in built form. Concepts such as working with small teams of students, interdisciplinary learning and inclusion of SEN students all require specific spatial solutions. This specialized field is explained in all its relevant aspects such as role in the community, outdoor spaces, sustainability and technical requirements like lighting and acoustics. With over 70 case studies from Europe, North America and the Pacific Region, this is an essential guide for architects involved in the design of schools and kindergartens. For the revised edition six groundbreaking new best-practice examples were selected such as Primary School Niederheide near Berlin, the first plus-energy school in Germany, the education center “Tor zur Welt”, one of the key projects of building exhibition IBA 2013 in Hamburg and “Children’s House for All” by Maki Onisha and Toyo Ito, conceived for use in refugee camps.


Marc Dudek is an architect and consultant for education in Oxford.

With six innovative best-practice examples and a new essay on “learning landscapes” Comprehensive and practice-oriented reference work on planning and design Documentation of numerous international case studies


German post-war architect

Cordula Rau, Georg von Werz (Eds.)

Helmut von Werz Ein Architektenleben /  An Architect’s Life 1912–1990 Architektengemeinschaft /  Architect’s Association Helmut von Werz, Johann Christoph Ottow, Erhard achmann, Michel Marx PAGES ILLS.


 UR 38.86 / USD 54.00 E 978-3-99043-664-6 English / German


EUR 49.95 / USD 70.00 978-3-99043-665-3 English

English / German

approx. 240 95 b/w-illustrations, 35 colored illustrations 32.0 × 28.0 cm, Hardcover

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Von Werz founded his architecture office in Munich in 1946. He was later joined by Christoph Ottow, who became partner in 1952. Erhard Bachmann and Michel Marx joined the firm as partners in 1971. Aside from his work as an architect, Werz was also a member of the German Academy of Urban Construction and Planning and served on the committee of the office for the Preservation of Historical Buildings and Monuments. Some of the buildings his office completed were the object of controversies in their time due to their modernity and use of new materials. This was the case with the new building for the state archaeological collection in Munich, which was one of the first ferroconcrete buildings built with self-oxidizing corten steel plates. The spirit of post-war architecture is visible in his work, which was defined by moderation and preservation, while remaining receptive to the influence of the avant-garde. This publication documents around 26 projects in the words of Cordula Rau and with both images from the period and new photos as well as plans that were re-drafted for this volume.

The first monograph on Helmut von Werz Featuring new, artistic project photographs by Florian Holzherr and aerial views by Rainer Viertelbock All project plans were re-drafted for this publication

Cordula Rau, Munich and Paris Georg von Werz, Munich and New York

Available September 2014

Building a modern Campus

Matthias Boeckl (Ed.)

Der Campus der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien | Vienna University of Economics and Buisness Campus Stadt – Architektur – Nutzer | City – Architecture – User PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

160 200 colored illustrations 32.0 × 28.0 cm, Hardcover


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English / German

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In just four years a modern campus has come into being for the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The master plan by BUSarchitektur provides an urban “oasis with pavilions in the garden”. The buildings by Zaha Hadid, BUSarchitektur, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, CRABstudio (Peter Cook), Estudio Carme Pinos and NO.MAD Arquitectos interact like an orchestra, harmonized and dynamized by a “walk along park” which lends the campus a lounge character. Matthias Boeckl teaches history and theory of architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna

Six top architects built a campus and a “walking along park” Master plan by bus architecture Contributions of leading architecture critics, user statements and lavish image series


Now again available: The Complete Work of Alvar Aalto

Karl Fleig, Elissa Aalto

Alvar Aalto – Das Gesamtwerk   L’œuvre complète   The Complete Work 764 1.295 s/w 24.0 × 28.0cm, 3 volumes boxed, Hardcover PAGES ILLS. FORMAT PRINT

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978-3-03821-655-1 English / German / French

English / German/ French

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Alvar Aalto, born 1898 in Kuortane in Finland, is one of the last of the works personalities of the twentieth century architecture generation. His buildings, from urban planning to simple residential buildings, function as a single organism. He was never interested in formal architectural theories. The path of each building is fascinating, from the first fleeting sketches to the completed work handed over to the client, and strongly defined by the personality of the architect. Everything remains alive and in motion, seems casual and natural as if it grew naturally out of the surroundings. The unique sense for the importance of individual components and construction phases makes it possible to identify a complex of individual style, even in modest construction tasks. Hence, Aalto’s designs and experiments result in furniture, lamps, curtains, and many other things that make a house habitable. The central theme of his work is the unity of idea, form, and way of life.

The complete works of Alvar Aalto with buildings and projects from the years 1922 –1976 The three volumes make tangible the simplicity and incomprehensibility of Aalto’s architecture

Karl Fleig and Elissa Aalto have designed an edition that lists the buildings of Alvar Aalto, but also presents work and man.

A new look at the architectural achievements of an icon

Carsten Krohn

Mies van der Rohe – The Built Work PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

240 120 drawings, 280 in color 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Hardcover


EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00 978-3-0346-0740-7 English


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This essential and comprehensive Mies monograph focuses in its analysis on Mies’ design intentions: it reconstructs the buildings in their original state, examines them from the present day perspective and rediscovers the inspiring architecture of a great modern master. The book presents eighty of Mies’ built works in chronological order. Approximately thirty of these works are analyzed in detail in three parts. In the first part, the construction is documented in its built state; for this, all of the ground plans were redrawn by the author. The second part outlines the changes to the bulidings and the third part develops the results of this investigation with regard to their relevance to the contemporary view of Mies’ work. Carsten Krohn studied architecture, art history and urban planning in Hamburg and at Columbia University, New York. 2004 he published his Ph. D. Thesis on the reception of Buckminster Fuller among architects. He is the author of numerous other publications.

Sound analysis of Mies’ buildings by a proven expert of his work All the ground plans of the buildings redrawn in their built state by the author


About new architecture in Vorarlberg

Wolfgang Fiel (Ed.)

Exhibition in the Making Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

96 23 colored illustrations 42.0 × 30.0 cm, Softcover


 UR 19.40 / USD 27.00 E 978-3-99043-652-3 English / German

EBOOK  EUR 19.40 / USD 27.00

978-3-99043-653-0 English / German PRINT+EBOOK EUR 29.95 / USD 42.00

English / German

978-3-99043-676-9 English / German Available

The exhibition at the vai is the first to offer insights into the development process of the traveling exhibition on architecture in Vorarlberg, which shall first be opened to the public in September 2014 at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald before visiting Austrian cultural venues all over the world. The name of the exhibition is a reflection of a stance and modus operandi that is directly derived from architectural practice. As a result, the exhibition at the vai showcases these practices, starting with the conception of projects and examples thereof. The exhibition also offers a broad series of interviews with major figures in the development of construction culture in Vorarlberg and includes exhibition architecture prototypes that put the many content levels and scenographic aspects of the format on display. The first edition contains the guiding principles, the isometrics of exhibition architecture as well as interviews with Renate Breuß, Christian Schützinger, Verena Konrad and Robert Fabach.

Catalogue on the “making of” the exhibition Interviews with four of the major architecture players in Vorarlberg Exhibition at the vai from March 7 to April 5 2014

Wolfgang Fiel, born 1973, studied Architecture in Vienna and London. He teaches and has edited numerous Books.

An exhibition on architecture in Voralberg

Wolfgang Fiel (Ed.)

The Exhibition Getting Things Done: Evolution of the Built Environment in Vorarlberg PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 344 250 colored illustrations 29.7 × 21.0 cm, Softcover


 UR 39.95 / USD 56.00 E 978-3-99043-654-7 English / German


EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-99043-655-4 English

PRINT + EBOOK EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-99043-677-6 English

English / German

Available September 2014

The “Getting Things Done” exhibition will be on display at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald from 13 September to 11 October. The exhibition is conceived as a traveling showcase and will later be shown at Austrian cultural venues worldwide. The publication documents the exhibition in its final form and consists of three main components: exhibition architecture, the scenographic and logistic aspects of its presentation, selected handcrafted objects from the Werkraum Bregenzerwald and – as the centerpiece – the presentation of the selected projects, which were chosen on the basis of a set of themes. These projects are described with statements by the curators and a factsheet. Statements by cooperating project partners, essays by Otto Kapfinger and Edelbert Kob as well as a photo spread on the Modernist precursors of what is known as the Vorarlberg School from 1920 to 1970 complete the catalogue. The second volume in the series of publications was once again designed by Clemens Schedler and is a seamless visual extension of the first volume. Wolfgang Fiel, born 1973, studied Architecture in Vienna and London. He teaches and has edited numerous Books.

An overview of the selected projects embedded in their historical context With essays by Otto Kapfinger and Edelbert Kob


Berthold Ecker (Ed.)

WIEN.BLICKE /  VIENNA.VIEWS Stadtbildfotografien von Reinhard Mandl /  The City in Photographs by Reinhard Mandl PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 200 200 colored illustrations 18.0 × 23.0 cm, Softcover


 UR 24.27 / USD 34.00 E 978-3-99043-657-8 English / German

Available June 2014

Photographic exploration of the city

English / German

Living cities change continuously. Many small interventions change the appearance of the city, day in, day out. Reinhard Mandl transforms such fleeting moments in Viennese urban life into lasting photographic memories. The photographer explores the city alphabetically by street name in easily followed routes, literally from A to Z. What surprises are there from Abbégasse to Baaderwiesenweg and why are “No Photographs Allowed” right at the beginning? Are there really new perspectives of the familiar to be discovered when walking from the hubbub of Calafattiplatz to Dachauer-Straße, and how did he ultimately make it from Ybbsstraße to Zachgasse? The exhibition invites readers to join Reinhard Mandl on a seven-year exploration of Viennese city life.

Berthold Ecker, MUSA Museum Start Gallery Artothek, Vienna, Austria

Compact rendering of the various parts of the city and the often “indiscernible” changes in the city or appearance of the streets Focus on urban communication forms (information signs, posters, …)


Anton Falkeis, Lukas Feireiss (Eds.)

Social Design: Public Action Arts as Urban Innovation [Edition Angewandte – Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna] PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 260 80 colored illustrations 24.0 × 18.0 cm, Softcover


 UR 39.95 / USD 56.00 E 978-3-99043-674-5 English

Available October 2014

New approaches to social design


Social Design is a term with a wide range of meanings: from Whole System Design, Regenerative Design, Sustainable Design and Service Design to Green Urbanism and Urban Metabolism. All of these design concepts are driven by the desire to reduce the human impact on our planet. Above all, these concepts share the motivation for taking responsibility, as well as taking position. Social Design: Public Action enlarges this definition by introducing a series of practices, tactics and speculations presented by international experts in the field. The book reviews the contributions to the Social Design: Public Action international symposium

held at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2013, questioning the transformational power of new forms of the social, political and cultural within the urban realm. It aims at connecting artistic research and scientific knowledge with hands-on spatial production, interweaving the discourse into the very fabric of society. Anton Falkeis, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria Lukas Feireiss, curator, artist, writer, Berlin, Germany

Expansion of the term A compact rendering of critical and creative practices, tactics and strategies Discussion of new forms of social, political and cultural expression in urban spaces


Chances of living architecture

Manuel Kretzer, Ludger Hovestadt

ALIVE Advancements in adaptive architecture PAGES ILLS.


212 40 b/w-illustrations, 25 colored illustrations 18.5 × 24.0 cm, Softcover


 UR 39.95 / USD 56.00 E 978-3-99043-667-7 English


EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-99043-668-4 English

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978-3-99043-669-1 English

Available September 2014

In times where the very concept of ’nature’ is questioned not only in its philosophical dimension, but in the core of its biological materiality, we need to reconsider the interrelations between architecture and nature. This not only applies to strategies on environmental responsibility but equally on anticipatory human behavior and cultural or demographic variety. To address these challenges this book proposes to embrace the unknown and cultivate the architectural discipline towards an integrated and crossdisciplinary practice. It unravels compelling innovative and forward-thinking design narratives by leading international practitioners and researchers who investigate novel associations between architecture, nature and humanity for a future, alive architecture. Structured around the three closely crosslinked core themes “bioinspiration”, “materiability”, and “intelligence” the book engages with the starting point of an emerging new design field, where the symbiosis of physics, biology, computing and design promises the redefinition of what we call architecture today.

A collection of valuable contributions by renown researchers Interdisciplinary research and its potential for architecture in the future Themes: innovative material development, bionspiration, sustainability, interaction and intelligence


Manuel Kretzer, ETH Zürich. Ludger Hovestadt, ETH Zürich

Learning from flacons

LIMITarchitects (Ed.)

SHAPE Is Global Design Exchangeable? PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 296 140 colored illustrations 14.5 × 14.5 cm, Softcover


 UR 19.95 / USD 28.00 E 978-3-99043-670-7 English


EUR 19.95 / USD 28.00 978-3-99043-671-4 English

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Available June 2014

Architecture is becoming more global and exchangeable ? removed from any locationbased identity. Reflecting facades appear to be emblematic for a value system that centers on economic priorities. The form and surface aim to achieve an immediate effect that eliminates discourse. Branding is the objective, making building shells business propositions. SHAPE shows that global design does not depend on scale or location and the collages in the book offer the reader vistas of the zenith this development has currently reached. Icons of consumer consumption are taken out of context and set in landscapes and cityscapes. This creates the impression of a seemingly natural architectural setting. A SENSAI flacon could just as well be a building in the Qatar skyline. Rem Koolhaas also showed how current this theme is at the Venice Biennale. “AbsorbingModernity” is his way of showing how national characteristics are being supplanted through the worldwide adoption of a single modern architectural language and repertoire of typologies. Wolfgang Bürgler, founder of LIMITarchitects, Vienna

Critical visual contribution on the current developments in international architecture The format follows the dimensions of Le Corbusier’s Modulor 14,5 × 14,5 Icons of consumer consumption as architectural objects


Dietmar Offenhuber, Carlo Ratti (Eds.)

Decoding the City How Big Data Can Change Urbanism PAGES ILLS.


192 50 colored illustrations, 25 monochrome graphics, 25 monochrome graphics 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Softcover  UR 34.95 / USD 49.00 E 978-3-03821-597-4 English

EBOOK  EUR 34.95 / USD 49.00

978-3-03821-392-5 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00

978-3-03821-394-9 English Available September 2014

Big Data and urban planning


The MIT based SENSEable City Lab under Carlo Ratti is one of the research centers that deal with the flow of people and goods, but also of refuse that moves around the world. Experience with large-scale infrastructure projects suggest that more complex and above all flexible answers must be sought to questions of transportation or disposal. The published edition, edited by Dietmar Offenhuber and Carlo Ratti, shows how Big Data change reality and, hence, the way we deal with the city. It discusses the impact of real-time data on architecture and urban planning, using examples developed in the SENSEable City Lab. They demonstrate how the Lab interprets digital data as material that can be used for the formulation of a

different urban future. It also looks at the negative aspects of the city-related data acquisition and control. The authors address issues with which urban planning disciplines will work intensively in the future: questions that not only radically and critically review, but also change fundamentally, the existing tasks and how the professions view their own roles. Dietmar Offenhuber, urban planner, assistant professor at Northeastern University Carlo Ratti, Senseable City Lab, MIT

A current contribution to the discussion about Big Data and urbanism Publication of the SENSEable City Lab at the renowned MIT


Sophie Wolfrum (Ed.)

Squares Urban Spaces in Europe PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 328 380 b/w-illustrations 24.0 × 28.0 cm, Hardcover


EUR 79.95 / USD 112.00 978-3-03821-649-0 English


EUR 79.95 / USD 112.00 978-3-03821-523-3 English

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978-3-03821-525-7 English Available November 2014

Reference work and design tool for the design of public spaces


The question of composition and spatial qualities arises in every urban design concept or intervention in the spatial structure of urban public squares. How are the essential elements involved: dimension, proportion, alignment, cohesion, accesses, shaping of focus point and of edges like surfaces and materials? How do they contribute to a character of urban space with which residents can identify? Comparing historical examples with current designs aids one in visualizing spatial effect. Similar to a floor plan atlas for buildings, Squares allows the user to evaluate spatial conditions for movement and rest based on comparable existing urban squares. The book offers the planner a comparative example for most conditions (shape, size, location, topography, and so on).

Seventy European urban squares are presented and explained with the most important characteristics in a consistent manner in as-built plan, ground plan, section, and axonometric projection. Sophie Wolfrum is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University of Munich.

The first reference work in which the design of urban spaces can be analyzed and compared The ground plan atlas for public urban space All drawings were uniformly re-created for the publication in high graphic quality Bibliophile features


Astrid Zimmermann

Planning Landscape Dimensions, Elements, Typologies PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 304 approx. 750 b/w-illustrations 30.0 × 24.0 cm


 UR 49.95 / USD 70.00 E 978-3-0346-0761-2 English, Softcover

EUR 89.95 / USD 126.00 978-3-0346-0760-5 English, Hardcover

Available September 2014

A unique planning tool for landscape architects

English, Softcover

Englsih, Hardcover

When developing a design concept in a realizable plan, landscape architects oscillate between two different levels of criteria: the tangible design task in context with the planning typology of the park, playground, outdoor swimming pool, or sports facilities, and the individual elements such as steps, ramps, pathways, fenced-in enclosures, outdoor furniture, and so on. Planning Landscape is a well-conceived tool for the planner, which focuses on the two main aspects of “elements” and “typologies”. The planner can flexibly shift between these two according to the specific criterion. The publication presents all information relevant to the planning in a detailed, clear, and cohesive manner.

These two main chapters are flanked by an introductory chapter explaining the basics and determining factors of designing in open spaces at the front of the book, and the “reference work” at the end of the book where general dimensions and units, specifications and norms are all clearly compiled. Astrid Zimmermann is a landscape architect with a practice office in Berlin, since 2003 various lectureships, e. g. at the TU Berlin

Information is clearly presented and easy and quickly accessed Important planning tool for landscape architects and students By the author of the best-seller Constructing Landscape






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Resilience – a new design concept

Markus Berger, Liliane Wong, Rhode Island School of Design (Eds.)

Int AR Interventions and Adaptive Reuse: Resilience and Adaptability PAGES ILLS.


approx. 130 150 colored illustrations, 50 monochrome graphics 28.0 × 24.0 cm, Softcover  UR 19.95 / USD 24.95 E 978-3-03821-606-3 English


Available May 2014

Design interventions for the reuse of existing structures must face the question of the past and the extent to which it should be included in the design for the future. This is the point of departure of Int | AR, a yearly publication on current issues in international adaptive reuse. The 21st century has witnessed a climate of crisis, most often immediate and unpredictable but, at times, foreseen, impending and even expected. Such events and the ability for continuity, recovery and change, require strength borne from adaptability. This volume explores the idea of resilience, from anticipatory strategies to shock absorption, from the reduction of material needs to the widening of the array of resources, from the liberation of traditional constraints to new forms of collaborations, from built-in redundancies to risk mitigation. The examples range from places of resilience in post-industrial cities and in the suburbs of Paris to the rebuilding of post-war Beirut and different resilient approaches to Italy’s and Japan’s earthquake experience. Linking the theoretical concept of resilience to the planning practice of adaptive reuse, the volume demonstrates the interdisciplinary usefulness of this concept in the design disciplines.

A new key concept for planning and designing in the existing context Surveying international examples for resilient approaches

Department of Interior Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Ecotourism and nature conservation

Aziza Chaouni

Ecotourism, Nature Conservation and Development Re-imagining Jordan’s Shobak Arid Region PAGES ILLS.


approx. 290 200 colored illustrations, 200 monochrome graphics 17.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover  UR 69.95 / USD 98.00 E 978-3-03821-538-7 English

In the field of desert conservation, this book presents a new approach that preserves ecosystems, fosters local economic development and capitalizes on both natural and cultural landscapes for ecotourism. Situated in the special protected area of Shobak, a Jordanian desert region rich in historical background and biodiversity, the innovative strategic plan unites the goals of nature preservation and regional development in a groundbreaking way, by developing tools for promoting the untapped potentials of wild arid areas. It integrates the professions of landscape architecture and architecture with various other disciplines including natural resources management and ecology in order to provide complex, tailored solutions that are resilient to shifting socio-political contexts and harsh arid environments. Aziza Chaouni, Assistant Professor at Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto; Aziza Chaouni Projects

EBOOK  EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00

978-3-03821-490-8 English EPUB  EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00

978-3-03821-651-3 English


PRINT+EBOOK EUR 109.95 / USD 154.00

978-3-03821-491-5 English Available July 2014


Sustainable development of wild arid areas A unique project that provides fundamental insights


Ralf Michel, Gesche Joost, Claudia Mareis (Eds.)

Design Research Now 2 PAGES ILLS.

approx. 254 3 b/w-illustrations, 30 colored illustrations 28.0 × 22.4 cm, Hardcover


EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00 978-3-03821-644-5 English


EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00 978-3-03821-531-8 English


PRINT+EBOOK EUR 109.95 / USD 154.00

978-3-03821-542-4 English Available December 2014

Current trends in design research The new volume Design Research Now 2 presents current positions in design research as well as groundbreaking research projects, with an emphasis on today’s many different approaches to design research. The editors based their selection particularly on the relevance of design research in the context of current debates on social aspects, knowledge, innovation, and technology. The publication brings together innovative approaches in the areas of speculative design, critical design, design interactions, participatory design, sustainable design, and open design. The significance of these directions for design and design research is presented via exemplary research projects and analyzed in programmatic essays. The introduction critically examines the substance of these research concepts for the transformation of design practice and design education and discusses the perspective of design as an integrative discipline.

Ralf Michel, Senior Researcher HGK Basel Gesche Joost, Professor UdK Berlin Claudia Mareis, Professor HGK Basel

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Artistic-scientific approach

Petra Maitz

Visualisation of Evolution molecule/calculus [Edition Angewandte – Book Series of the University of Applied Arts Vienna] PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

360 177 colored illustrations 28.0 × 21.0 cm, Softcover


 UR 49.95 / USD 70.00 E 978-3-99043-580-9 English / German

Meta-modernism stems from convolution in molecular biology From Louis Pasteur to a skin laboratory in Sydney

Petra Maitz studied arts in Hamburg, doctorate in Vienna. Illustrator and concept artist. Preferred subject: molecular biology.

English / German


Post-genomics and molecular biology provided the basis for a collection of drawings and installations from 20 years of artistic practice and artistic perspective on an increasingly media-driven world of communication in which subtleties are gradually disappearing from an individual language. The generalised theory of evolution and extended synthesis in theoretical biology have both inspired the work of artist and scientist Petra Maitz until the present day. From these, Maitz has formed a comprehensive hypothesis of the chemical world change, showing visualisations of evolution in a cultural and scientific context in her drawings. She presents medical and biological scientists and their research seen through the eyes of an artist.

First comprehensive publication

Sonja Gruber, Maris Liska, Berthold Ecker (Eds.)

Roswitha Ennemoser. Konkretisierung. Concretisation. PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

216 118 colored illustrations 20.0 × 20.0 cm, Hardcover


 UR 24.27 / USD 34.00 E 978-3-99043-644-8 English / German

English / German


This publication presents, for the first time, the artistic life-work of Roswitha Ennemoser (1953 – 2008) to the public. Her oeuvre is in the tradition of constructive-concrete art and from early on it was distinguished by a reduced language of forms. Not only the serial and mainly multi-part objects (wall hung and free-standing) but also her writings come from in-depth analysis of perception. The continuous questioning of form, space and colour creates a multi-layered interplay in the physical form of the objects. Roswitha Ennemoser’s art is thus a symbiosis between intellectual thought and aesthetic form creation. Sonja Gruber, Maris Liska, Berhold Ecker, MUSAMuseum Start Gallery Artothek, Vienna, Austria

Arts studies on space and perception

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Berthold Ecker, Roland Fink (Eds.)

Der Menschheit Würde. The Dignity of Man. Dustojnost cloveka. Ljudsko dostojanstvo. PAGES ILLS. FORMAT PRINT

aprox. 250 100 colored illustrations 23.0 × 21.0 cm, Softcover  UR 24.27 / USD 34.00 E 978-3-99043-656-1 English / German / Czech / Bosnian

Available June 2014

2014 centenary: artistic positions

English / German / Czech / Bosnian

There are many events to be commemorated in in Europe in 2014: The outbreak of World War I, the death of the first Nobel Prize winner Bertha von Suttner, the outbreak of World War II 75 years ago and the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. The generations of witnesses, of victims and perpetrators who can (or could) still report on what was perhaps the time of the greatest loss of human dignity, the period of both World Wars, will not be among us for very much longer. The majority of the European population considers the idea of a war that could affect their continent as a whole an implausible concept. But – is that really the case? Which indicators of the loss of human dignity do we encounter in our daily lives? What strategies are available to defend and protect this basic human precept from instrumentalization and

commercialization? The blurring and destruction of the conditions that are considered constitutive for the concept of “dignity” in relation to human life forms provides for the different approaches to artistic considerations B. Ecker, R. Fink: MUSA Museum Start Gallery Artothek, Vienna, Austria

How do contemporary artists define “dignity”, how can it be rendered and how does it react to today’s loss of values? Interesting, in part unknown artistic positions, many from the Czech Republic and Bosnia and Herzegowina.

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New contributions to picture act theory

Sabine Marienberg, Jürgen Trabant (Eds.)

Bildakt at the Warburg Institute [Actus et Imago. Berliner Schriften zur Bildaktforschung. Vol. 13] PAGES ILLS.


256 40 b/w-illustrations, 24 colored illustrations 24.0 × 15.0 cm, Hardcover  UR 79.95 / USD 112.00 E 978-3-11-036463-7 English

This volume presents the work of the “Collegium for the Advanced Study of the Picture Act and Embodiment“ at the London Warburg Institute. It gathers studies on various topics: on the history and anthropology of the “picture act” (Bildakt); on theoretical and methodological aspects of picture act theory; on the role of image perception in the philosophy of the extended mind; on phenomena related to haptic experience of the image in the Middle Ages and early modern period; on somatic communication processes; on semiotic aspects of iconological thinking; and on the living dynamics of internal and external movement in imagery and language.

Explores movement in images and language Discusses haptic imagery

Sabine Marienberg, Kolleg-Forschergruppe Bildakt und Verkörperung Berlin Jürgen Trabant, Jacobs University, Bremen

EBOOK  EUR 79.95 / USD 112.00

978-3-11-036480-4 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 119.95 / USD 168.00

978-3-11-036481-1 English


Available October 2014

Representations of martyrdom

Carolin Behrmann (Ed.)

Images of Shame Infamy, Defamation and the Ethics of oeconomia PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

288 80 b/w-illustrations 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Hardcover


 UR 69.95 / USD 98.00 E 978-3-11-031227-0 English / German / Italian

EBOOK  EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00

978-3-11-031230-0 English / German / Italian

English / German / Italian

PRINT+EBOOK EUR 109.95 / USD 154.00

978-3-11-031231-7 English / German / Italian Available November 2014

At the zone of intersection between imagery, law, and the economy, the defamatory image is charged with a particularly explosive significance. While a “pedagogy of shame” was used in the Late Middle Ages in order to punish debtors and other violators of contracts, the defamatory image remains to this day a vehicle for the moral denunciation and pejorative depiction of individuals who have violated the law. The contributions in this volume discuss the “magical force” exerted by defamatory imagery as well as the role of public humiliation in legal practice, including the “pittura infamante” and the general use of imagery in law. Carolin Behrmann, Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max-Planck-Institut), Florence

Discusses the magical force exerted by defamatory imagery Explores the usage of defamatory imagery in law Elucidates interrelations between text and imagery

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Horst Bredekamp, Irene Brückle, Paul Needham (Eds.)

A Galileo Forgery Unmasking the New York Sidereus Nuncius [Galileo’s O. Hrsg. v. Horst Bredekamp, Vol. III] PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

102 81 colored illustrations 27.0 × 21.0 cm, Hardcover


 UR 49.95 / USD 70.00 E 978-3-11-035464-5 English


Open Access


History of a forged book


Galileo’s O, Volume III, is perhaps without peer in the history of the book. In this work, historians in various fields revise the results they presented in the first two volumes, which focused on the New York copy of Sidereus Nuncius, written in 1610. The analysis of this book was conceived as a uniquely multidisciplinary and cooperative undertaking, and many of its findings remain valid. Yet the subject of analysis proved to be the work of an international group of forgers. Volume III describes the chronology and methods by which the discovery of forgery was made – a veritable watershed moment in the

continuing struggle between the ever-more refined methods of forgers and new methods used to apprehend them. Ultimately, the work also provides insight into the psychology of specialists who “research themselves” in order to prevent similar errors in the future. Horst Bredekamp, Humboldt-Univ., Berlin Irene Brückle, Staatl. Akad. der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart Paul Needham, Princeton Univ.

Sheds new light on the production of books in the early modern period Engages in an interdisciplinary analysis of a unique forgery Explores the psychology of the forgers

30 | ART

Colour in Art and Science

Magdalena Bushart, Friedrich Steinle (Eds.)

Colour Histories Science, art, and technology in the 17th and 18th centuries PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 512 126 colored illustrations 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Hardcover


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Knowledge about colour – its properties, methods of fabrication, meanings, and uses – Knowledge and use of colour has always been the purview of a wide range Baroque colour theory of individuals, from painters and architects to dyers, printers, pigment manufacturers, Colour in painting, printing and fashion chemists. This volume discusses how different communities interacted with respect to knowledge and practices surrounding colour, thus contributing to a better understanding of an important current in cultural history. Magdalena Bushart, Institiut für Kunstwissenschaft und historische Urbanistik, TU Berlin Friedrich Steinle, Institut für Philosophie, TU Berlin

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978-3-11-033583-5 English


Available November 2014

The rediscovered habilitation thesis of Erwin Panofsky

Erwin Panofsky

Die Gestaltungsprincipien Michelangelos, besonders in ihrem Verhältnis zu denen Raffaels Michelangelo’s Design Principles, Particularly in Relation to Raphael’s – A New Edition of the Manuscript by Gerda Panofsky PAGES ILLS. FORMAT

approx. 800 11 b/w-illustrations 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Hardcover


 UR 99.95 / USD 140.00 E 978-3-11-031038-2 German

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978-3-11-031047-4 German PRINT+EBOOK EUR 149.95 / USD 210.00

978-3-11-031048-1 German Available September 2014

In 1920, Erwin Panofsky, one of the most influential art historians of the 20th century, submitted his habilitation thesis on Michelangelo. In following years, Panofsky developed the manuscript further, yet never published it. Following his emigration to the US in the early 1930s, it was considered lost, but was later rediscovered in Munich, and subsequently edited by Panofsky’s widow. This edition includes a facsimile of the original manuscript. Erwin Panofsky, art historian in Hamburg and Princeton Gerda Panofsky, art historian in Princeton

A milestone in the scientific historiography of art history A key work in our academic engagement with Michelangelo


AvAilABle As A study edition

Heidrun Osterer, Philipp Stamm, Swiss Foundation Type and Typography (Ed.)

Adrian Frutiger – typefaces The Complete Works 2014. 464 pp. 31.0 x 24.5 cm. Hardcover. PRint EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-03821-526-4 eBooK EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-03821-260-7 PRint+eBooK EUR 89.95 / USD 126.00 978-3-03821-261-4

The international creation of typefaces after 1950 was decisively influenced by the Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger. His Univers typeface and the machinereadable font OCR-B, which was adopted as an ISO standard, are milestones, as is his type for the Paris airports, which set new standards for signage types and evolved into the Frutiger typeface. With his corporate types, he helped to define the public profiles of companies such as the Japanese Shiseido line of cosmetics. In all he created some fifty types, including Ondine, Méridien, Avenir, and Vectora. Based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on extensive research in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland, this publication provides a highly detailed and accurate account of the type designer’s artistic development.

All of his types – from the design phase to the marketing stage – are illustrated and analyzed with reference to the technology and related types. Hitherto unpublished types that were never realized and more than one hundred logos complete the picture. This second, revised and expanded study edition, which now has an index, makes Frutiger’s achievements even more accessible.

now available as a study edition: the reference work on Adrian Frutiger extensive image material and detailed background information on the typeface canon of the swiss designer new: the index makes Frutiger’s achievements even more accessible

Birkhäuser is on:


Tadao Ando Yann Nussaume 2009. 192 pages. 24.0 × 21.5 cm, Hardcover. 130 color ills., 30 drawings. PRINT EUR 44.95 / USD 62.95 978-3-0346-0005-7 English

Brunet Saunier Architecture

Houses. Denton Corker Marshall

Monospace and Simplexity Pascale Blin

Haig Beck, Jackie Cooper, Deyan Sudjic; Tim Griffith (photography)

2012. 288 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover. 100 b/w, 200 color ills. PRINT EUR 64.95 / USD 92.95 978-3-0346-0816-9 English / French EBOOK EUR 64.95 / USD 92.95 978-3-0346-1090-2 English / French

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Helmut Jahn

Buildings and their T erritories Tony Fretton

Process Progress Albrecht Bangert

2013. 260 pages. 29.0 × 29.0 cm, Hardcover. 80 b/w-, 200 color ills., 80 monochrome drawings.

2012. 480 pages. 35.0 × 26.0 cm, Hardcover. 400 color ills., 100 multicoloured drawings.

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KPMB 2013 FINAL cover.pdf

Tony Fretton Architects

10:40 AM

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects George Baird, Thomas Fisher, Mark Kingwell, Mirko Zardin 2013. 280 pages. 29.5 × 21.0 cm, Hardcover. 39 b/w-, 191 color ills., 57 drawings. PRINT EUR 49.95 / USD 70.00 978-3-0346-0828-2 English EBOOK EUR 49.95 / USD 70.00 978-3-0346-1428-3 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 79.95 / USD 112.00 978-3-0346-1429-0 English

Herzog & de Meuron Transforming Park Avenue Armory New York Park Avenue Armory, Herzog & de Meuron, Gerhard Mack 2014. 344 pages. 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Hardcover. 52 b/w-, 733 color ills., 114 monochrome graphics. PRINT EUR 79.95 / USD 99.95 978-3-03821-546-2 English

Herzog & de Meuron The Complete Works Gerhard Mack 1978 – 1988, Volume 1 1997. 238 pages. 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Hardcover. 331 b/w-, 230 color ills. PRINT EUR 124.95 / USD 175.00 978-3-7643-5616-3 English / German

1989  – 1991, Volume 2 2005. 211 pages. 24.0 × 33.0 cm, Hardcover. 70 b/w, 140 color ills., 291 drawings. PRINT EUR 124.95 / USD 175.00 978-3-7643-7365-8 English / German

Sacred Concrete The Churches of Le Corbusier Flora Samuel, Inge Linder-Gaillard 2013. 232 pages. 27.0 × 21.0 cm, Hardcover. 120 b/w-, 70 color ills., 120 drawings. PRINT EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-0346-0823-7 English

Oscar Niemeyer A Legend of Modernism 2nd revised edition Paul Andreas, Ingeborg Flagge (Eds.) 2013. 143 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover. 26 color-, 4 b/w ills., 19 drawings. PRINT EUR 36.95 / USD 52.00 978-3-03821-448-9 English / German EBOOK EUR 36.95 / USD 52.00 978-3-03821-082-5 English / German PRINT+EBOOK EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-03821-083-2 English / German

Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects Michael C. Crosbie 2013. 304 pages. 25.0 × 29.0 cm, Hardcover. 27 b/w-, 400 color ills., 80 drawings. PRINT EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-0346-0825-1 English EBOOK EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-0346-0870-1 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 89.95 / USD 126.00 978-3-0346-0871-8 English

1992  – 1996, Volume 3 2005. 303 pages. 33.0 × 24.0 cm, Hardcover. 215 b/w-, 224 color ills., 213 drawings. PRINT EUR 124.95 / USD 175.00 978-3-7643-7112-8 English / German

1997 – 2001, Volume 4 2008. 352 pages. 24.0 × 33.0 cm, Hardcover. 500 b/w-, 1500 color ills. PRINT EUR 124.95 / USD 175.00 978-3-7643-8640-5 English

Toward an Integral Practice of Architecture Richter •  Dahl Rocha & Associés 2013. 416 pages. 28.0 × 24.0 cm, Hardcover. 250 b/w-, 400 color ills., 400 drawings.

Le Corbusier – Complete Works in 8 volumes Willy Boesiger, Oscar Stonorov, Max Bill (Eds.) 1995. 1708 pages. 29.0 × 23.5 cm, Hardcover. PRINT 8 – Volume set, boxed EUR 695.00 / USD 975.00 978-3-7643-5515-9 French / English / German Each Volume: EUR 89.95 / USD 126.00 978-3-7643-5504-3 Vol. 2 978-3-7643-5505-0 Vol. 3 978-3-7643-5506-7 Vol. 4 978-3-7643-5507-4 Vol. 5 978-3-7643-5508-1 Vol. 6 978-3-7643-5509-8 Vol. 7 978-3-7643-5510-4 Vol. 8

Todd Saunders Architecture in Northern Landscapes Jonathan Bell, Ellie Stathaki (Eds.) 2012. 276 pages. 28.0 × 24.0 cm, Hardcover. 60 b/w-, 220 color ills.

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Architectural Guide Basel

Thinking Architecture


Diagrid Structures

Constructing Architecture

New Buildings in the Trinational City since 1980 Lutz Windhöfel

3rd, expanded edition Peter Zumthor

Architectural Environments Surrounding Objects Peter Zumthor

Systems, Connections, Details Terri Meyer Boake

Materials, Processes, Structures 3rd, expanded edition Andrea Deplazes (Ed.)

2014. 384 pages. 17.0 × 12.0 cm, Softcover. 500 b/w ills., 100 monochrome graphics. PRINT EUR 32.95 / USD 46.00 978-3-03821-397-0 English

2010. 112 pages. 23.5 × 14.6 cm, Hardcover. 20 colour ills. PRINT EUR 32.95 / USD 46.00 978-3-0346-0585-4 English 978-3-0346-0582-3 French

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2014. 184 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover. 250 color ills., 50 drawings. PRINT EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-03821-564-6 English EBOOK EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-03821-482-3 English

2013. 588 pages. 29.7 × 24.0 cm. 1740 b/w ills. PRINT EUR 89.95 / USD 126.00 978-3-03821-451-9 English, Hardcover

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Scale: Furnish | Zone

Scale: Support I Materialise

Scale: Heat | Cool

Drawn to Design

Digital Workflows in Architecture

Space Concepts, Fitting-out, Materials Manfred Hegger, Joost Hartwig, Michael Keller

Columns, Walls, Floors Henning Baurmann, Jan Dilling, Claudia Euler, Julius Niederwöhrmeier

Energy Concepts, Principles, Installations Manfred Hegger, Joost Hartwig, Michael Keller

Analyzing Architecture Through Freehand Drawing Eric J. Jenkins

Design – Assembly – Industry Scott Marble

2014. 176 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover. 25 b/w-, 150 color ills., 200 tables. PRINT EUR 44.95 / USD 63.00 978-3-0346-0742-1 English EBOOK EUR 44.95 / USD 63.00 978-3-03821-267-6 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00 978-3-03821-268-3 English

Digital Culture in Architecture An Introduction for the Design Professions Antoine Picon 2010. 224 pages. 24.0 × 16.5 cm, Softcover. 105 b/w-, 43 color ills. PRINT EUR 44.95 / USD 62.95 978-3-0346-0259-4 English 978-3-0346-0261-7 French

2013. 176 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover. 100 b/w-, 150 color ills. PRINT EUR 44.95 / USD 63.00 978-3-0346-0040-8 English EBOOK EUR 44.95 / USD 63.00 978-3-0346-1577-8 English

2012. 160 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover. 25 b/w, 150 color ills., 200 drawings. PRINT EUR 44.95 / USD 64.95 978-3-0346-0513-7 English

2012. 304 pages. 29.7 × 21.0 cm, Softcover. 100 b/w ills., 450 drawings. PRINT EUR 39.95 / USD 54.95 978-3-0346-0798-8 English EBOOK EUR 39.95 / USD 54.95 978-3-0346-1096-4 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-03821-789-3 English

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2012. 288 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover. 300 color ills., 200 drawings. PRINT EUR 74.95 / USD 107.00 978-3-0346-0799-5 English EBOOK EUR 74.95 / USD 107.00 978-3-0346-1217-3 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 119.95 / USD 159.95 978-3-03821-255-3 English

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Building to Suit the Climate

Understanding Steel Design

Building with Bamboo

Building with Earth

A Handbook Gerhard Hausladen, Petra Liedl, Michael de Saldanha

An Architecture Design Manual Terri Meyer Boake with technical illustrations by Vincent Hui

Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture Gernot Minke

2012. 176 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover. 100 drawings.

2011. 248 pages. 30.0 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 600 color ills., 100 drawings

2012. 160 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover. 120 b/w-, 485 color ills., 80 drawings

Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture Third and revised edition Gernot Minke

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2012. 208 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Softcover. 496 b/w-, 90 color ills. PRINT EUR 47.95 / USD 69.00 978-3-0346-0822-0 English EBOOK EUR 47.95 / USD 69.00 978-3-0346-0872-5 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 79.95 / USD 109.95 978-3-0346-0873-2 English


Flexible Composite Materials in Achitecture, Construction and Interiors

Wood and Wood Joints

Convergent Flux

128 Colors

Rural Urban Framework

René Motro (Ed.)

Building Traditions of Europe, Japan and China Klaus Zwerger

A Sample Book for Architects, Conservators and Designers Katrin Trautwein

Transforming the Chinese Countryside Joshua Bolchover, John Lin

2013. 232 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover. 200 b/w-, 300 color ills.

2012. 304 pages. 30.0 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 680 b/w ills., 180 drawings.

Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Korea Jinhee Park, John Hong

2010. 296 pages. 28.1 × 21.6 cm, Hardcover. 128 color ills.

2013. 192 pages. 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Softcover. 150 b/w-, 200 color ills.

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2012. 176 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover. 250 color ills., 130 drawings. PRINT EUR 49.95 / USD 69.95 978-3-0346-0806-0 English

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and DOM Research Laboratory (Ed.)

DRIVING DESIRED FUTURES Turning Design Thinking into Real Innovation

Designing Cities

Driving Desired Futures

2nd, revised and enlarged edition Paul Knox, Heike Mayer

Basics, Principles, Projects Leonhard Schenk

2013. 208 pages. 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Softcover. 20 b/w-, 202 color ills.

2013. 356 pages. 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Hardcover. 90 b/w-, 720 color ills.

Turning Design Thinking into Real Innovation Michael Shamiyeh (Ed.)

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Small Town Sustainability

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2014. 424 pages. 22.5 × 19.0 cm, Softcover. 82 color ills. PRINT EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-03821-534-9 English

Basics Architectural Presentation

Basics Architectural Design

Bert Bielefeld (Ed.)

Bert Bielefeld (Ed.)

2014. 408 pages. 22.0 × 15.0 cm, Softcover. 281 b/w-, 122 color ills.

2013. 328 pages. 22.0 × 15.5 cm, Softcover. 250 b/w ills., 130 drawings.

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School Building KEY ISSUES FOR CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Prue Chiles( ed) Leo Care Howard Evans Anna Holder Claire Kemp

Basics Project Management Architecture Bert Bielefeld (Ed.) 2013. 416 pages. 22.0 × 15.5 cm, Softcover. 150 monochrome drawings, 170 tables. PRINT EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-03821-462-5 English

Architectural Atmospheres On the Experience and Politics of Architecture Christian Borch (Ed.)

Fundamental Concepts of Architecture The Vocabulary of Spatial Situations Alban Janson, Florian Tigges

2014. 112 pages. 24.0 × 17.0 cm, Hardcover. 35 color ills.

2013. 400 pages. 24.0 × 16.0 cm, Softcover. 130 drawings.

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School Building

lost in space

Key Issues for Contemporary Design Prue Chiles (Ed.), Leo Care, Howard Evans, Anna Holder, Claire Kemp

Architecture and Dementia Eckhard Feddersen, Insa Lüdtke (Eds.)

2014. 224 pages. 30.0 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 310 b/w-, 140 color ills.

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2014. 240 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover. 80 b/w-, 320 color ills.

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Living for the Elderly

Floor Plan Manual Housing



Future Living

A Deisgn Manual Eckhard Feddersen, Insa Lüdtke (Eds.)

Oliver Heckmann, Friederike Schneider (Eds.) 4th, expanded edition

Innovative Residential Architecture Peter Ebner, Eva Herrmann, Roman Höllbacher, Markus Kuntscher, Ulrike Wietzorrek

Treshhold, Access and Transparency in Residential Buildings Ulrike Wietzorrek

Community Living in Japan Claudia Hildner

2012. 248 pages. 33.0 × 24.0 cm. PRINT EUR 99.95 / USD 140.00 978-3-7643-8871-3 English, Hardcover EUR 49.95 / USD 74.85 978-3-0346-0107-8 English, Softcover EBOOK EUR 99.95 / USD 140.00 978-3-0346-0896-1 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 149.95 / USD 209.50 978-3-03821-778-7 English

2011. 336 pages. 33.0 × 24.0 cm. 218 b/w ills., 1100 drawings and plans. PRINT EUR 79.95/ USD 112.00 978-3-0346-0707-0 English, Hardcover EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-0346-0708-7 English, Softcover 978-3-7643-8235-3 French / Italian, Softcover

2009. 432 pages. 31.5 × 23.7 cm, Hardcover. 442 b/w-, 340 color ills. PRINT EUR 79.95 / USD 112.00 978-3-0346-0087-3 English

2013. 424 pages. 31.0 × 23.3 cm, Hardcover. 350 b/w-, 350 color ills. PRINT EUR 69.95 / USD 98.00 978-3-0346-0614-1 English

2013. 160 pages. 24.0 × 16.5 cm, Softcover. 10 b/w-, 200 color ills., 80 drawings. PRINT EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-03821-668-1 English EBOOK EUR 39.95 / USD 56.00 978-3-03821-022-1 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 59.95 / USD 84.00 978-3-03821-023-8 English

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Hints on Landscape Gardening Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

Where Architects Work

Ecological Urban Architecture


Nils Ballhausen (Ed.)

Thomas Schöpfer

2013. 256 pages. 24.0 × 16.5 cm, Softcover. 160 color ills., 76 drawings.

2013. 208 pages. 30.0 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 285 color ills., 115 drawings.

Planning Strategies, Methods and Projects for Urban Rivers Martin Prominski, Antje Stokman, Susanne Zeller, Daniel Stimberg, Hinnerk Voermanek

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2012. 304 pages. 28.0 × 22.0 cm, Hardcover. 498 color ills., 160 drawings. PRINT EUR 79.95 / USD 110.00 978-3-0346-0687-5 English EBOOK EUR 79.95 / USD 110.00 978-3-0346-1173-2 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 119.95 / USD 168.00 978-3-03821-230-0 English

Hints on Landscape Gardening English Edition with the Illustrations of the Atlas of 1834, Translated by John Hargraves in association with the Foundation for Landscape Studies Hermann von Pückler-Muskau 2014. 176 pages. 22.0 × 28.0 cm, Hardcover 48 color ills., 4 maps. PRINT EUR 49.95 / USD 70.00 978-3-03821-469-4 English EBOOK EUR 49.95 / USD 70.00 978-3-03821-488-5 English

Designed Ecologies The Landscape Architecture of Kongjian Yu William Saunders (Ed.) 2012. 256 pages. 30.0 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 30 b/w-, 240 color ills., 30 drawings. PRINT EUR 42.95 / USD 59.00 978-3-0346-0738-4 English EBOOK EUR 42.95 / USD 59.00 978-3-0346-1146-6 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 69.95 / USD 89.95 978-3-03821-215-7 English

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Open(ing) Spaces

Constructing Landscape


City by Landscape

Difficult Places 

Design as Landscape Architecture Hans Loidl, Stefan Bernard

Materials, Techniques, Structural Components Astrid Zimmermann (Ed.)

The Landscape Architecture of Rainer Schmidt Thies Schröder (Ed.)

Landscapes of Remembrance by sinai Thies Schröder, Peter Reichel

2014. 192 pages. 23.0 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 300 monochrome ills.

2009. 533 pages. 29.7 × 23.0 cm. 350 b/w-, 650 color ills., 750 drawings and plans.

LandscapingSMART 3D-Machine Control Stormwater Management Peter Petschek

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Landscape Infrastructure Case Studies by SWA – second and revised edition Y. Hung, G. Aquino, C. Waldheim, P. Bélanger, J. Czerniak, A. Geuze, M. Skjonsberg, A. Robinson 2013. 192 pages. 30.0 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 30 b/w-, 340 color ills. PRINT EUR 49.95 / USD 76.95 978-3-0346-1272-2 English EBOOK EUR 49.95 / USD 76.95 978-3-0346-1585-3 English PRINT+EBOOK EUR 79.95 / USD 119.95 978-3-0346-1586-0 English

Time Scales

Material Revolution

Material Revolution II


Contemporary German Landscape Architecture Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten bdla

Sustainable and Multi-Purpose Materials for Design and Architecture Sascha Peters

New Sustainable and Multi-Purpose Material for Design and Architecture Sascha Peters

2011. 208 pages. 28.5 × 23.0 cm, Hardcover. 53 b/w-, 400 color ills., 22 tables.

2013. 224 pages. 450 color ills., 35 drawings

The Creative’s Guide to Materials and Technologies Daniel Kula, Élodie Ternaux, Quentin Hirsinger, FRAME

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Heidrun Osterer born 1966, apprenticed originally as a window dresser in Wiesbaden, Germany. After gaining her Fachabitur (vocational diploma) she studied communication design at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung (Design Polytechnic) in Darmstadt, Germany. Studied corporate design under Peter von Kornatzki and typography and poster design under Christof Gassner, and trained with Ruedi Baur in Lyon, France. After receiving her diploma Heidrun Osterer worked for publisher Lars Müller, Baden, Switzerland, collaborating on the book Josef Müller-Brockmann. Designer, and several other publications. In collaboration with Josef MüllerBrockmann, she organised his work archive in Unterengstringen, Switzerland. She was a visual designer at Studio Hablützel, Basel, Switzerland before going freelance in 1996. In 1998 Heidrun Osterer and Philipp Stamm formed feinherb, Visuelle Gestaltung. Heidrun Osterer & Philipp Stamm, Basel. In 2004 she cofounded Swiss Foundation Type and Typography, of which she is a special committee member. She is also a consulting editor for the specialist publication Typografische Monatsblätter / Swiss Typographic Magazine. Since 2007 she has been teaching screen typography at the Berufsschule für Gestaltung (Vocational School of Design) in Zurich, Switzerland. Participation in exhibitions: Plakate gegen Gewalt und Fremdenhass (Posters against Violence and Racism), Ernst-Reuter-Haus Berlin 1993.

Philipp Stamm born 1966, apprenticed as a typesetter at Meier+Cie AG, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Trained further as a type designer at the Schule für Gestaltung (School of Design) Basel, Switzerland; subsequently studied visual communication at the Höhere Fachschule für Gestaltung Basel (Basel School of Design, Postgraduate Studies in Visual Communication). Philipp Stamm studied typography under Wolfgang Weingart and type design under André Gürtler. His diploma thesis, ‘Erweiterung des lateinischen alphabetes für die deutsche sprache / Extension of the Latin alphabet for the German language’ suggested a typographical approach to integrating missing phonemes into the Latin alphabet without compromising legibility. It produced the font addition PhonogrammeF, based on the typeface Frutiger. Since 1995 he has been self-employed and in 1998 Heidrun Osterer and Philipp Stamm formed feinherb, Visuelle Gestaltung, Basel. Since 2000 Philipp Stamm has been a tutor and lecturer in typography and type design at the Academy of Art and Design Basel – The Basel School of Design / University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland. In 2004 he co-founded Swiss Foundation Type and Typography, and is a special committee member. He is also a consulting editor for the specialist publication Typografische Monatsblätter / Swiss Typographic Magazine. Publications: Grauwert-Darstellung mit PostScript, Munich 1992; ‘Erweiterung des lateinischen alphabetes für die deutsche sprache / Extension of the Latin alphabet for the German language’ in Typografische Monatsblätter / Swiss Typographic Magazine (TM) 1/1997. Participation in exhibitions: Read Me – Mit Adrian Frutiger durch die Welt der Zeichen und Schriften, 2000; postscript. Zur Form von Schrift heute, Künstlerhaus Vienna 2002; Frische Schriften / Fresh Type, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich 2004.















Adrian Frutiger – Typefaces. The Complete Works The creation of type in the latter half of the 20th century was considerably influenced by the Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger. His typefaces are amongst the most successful of contemporary classics. Adrian Frutiger first came to the design world’s attention in the late 1950s with his design of Univers and the numbering concept behind it. A considerable proportion of his output has also been informed by developments in typesetting technology. In the 1970s he set a standard for signage typefaces with his Alphabet Roissy for the Paris-Roissy airport. Slightly reworked, this went on to enjoy great success as a body typeface under the name Frutiger. His machinereadable OCR-B, which is used on paying-in slips, passports, credit cards and as ISBN numbers on books, has become an official ISO standard. His sans serif typefaces Avenir and Vectora, which appeared at the end of the 1980s, stand out because of their exceptional readability, and have cemented Frutiger’s reputation as ‘Mr. Sans Serif’. Display typefaces such as Ondine and serif typefaces such as Méridien and Linotype Centennial have also enjoyed great success. His involvement with Indian typographic culture still continues to make itself felt on the subcontinent, and his corporate typefaces shaped the visual business culture at British Petroleum and Electricité de France / Gaz de France, amongst others, and continue to do so today at the Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido. However, some of his designs were never realised until many years later. For instance, over half a century passed between the design of Nami and its publication in 2007. Altogether Adrian Frutiger has designed over 50 typefaces, and in collaboration with colleagues has produced hundreds of logos and wordmarks. Born on 24 May 1928 near Interlaken in Switzerland, Adrian Frutiger was apprenticed as a typesetter and subsequently studied type and typography for two years at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich. His teachers Alfred Willimann and Walter Käch – as well as Emil Ruder, the celebrated Basel-based typography teacher – had a lasting impression on him. Shortly after he graduated he was himself teaching at various schools in Paris. In addition he has for many years been engaged as a type consultant at both IBM and Linotype. His knowledge of type, signs and symbols has been communicated through numerous lectures, specialist articles and textbooks. His work as a type designer has been acknowledged with many awards and honours, including the Gutenberg Prize from the International Gutenberg Society in Mainz and the title of Officier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government. Adrian Frutiger – Typefaces. The Complete Works is based on interviews and conversations with the designer and on comprehensive research by the editors. Its depth and range make it an indispensable reference work. Completed in the year of Adrian Frutiger’s 80th birthday, it represents, as is his wish, his legacy to further generations of type designers and typographers.


Material Design

Designing Interior Architecture

Informing Architecture by Materiality Thomas Schröpfer with contributions by James Carpenter, Sheila Kennedy, Liat Margolis, Toshiko Mori, Nader Tehrani, Peter Yeadon

Concept, Typology, Material, Construction Sylvia Leydecker (Ed.)

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The Complete Works Heidrun Osterer, Philipp Stamm; Swiss Foundation Type and Typography (Ed.)

Essentials for the Everyday Use of Interior Architects and Designers 2nd, extended and revised edition Axel Müller-Schöll

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2013. 304 pages. 22.0 × 15.5 cm. Hardcover. 126 b/w-, 73 color ills.

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Positions and Perspectives Simon Grand, Wolfgang Jonas (Eds.)

Handbook for a Multi-Sensory Approach Michael Haverkamp

Art Architecture Design Ivana Wingham (Ed.)

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2012. 264 pages. 22.4 × 16.8 cm, Hardcover. 80 b/w ills.

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