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Architects on Architects

Dietrich Fink (Editor), Uta Graff (Editor), Nils Rostek (Editor), Julian Wagner (Editor)


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Architects on Architects is a collection of essays and interviews rooted in one fascinating premise: What do the architects of today have to say about their predecessors?

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

More than a celebration of the past and the outstanding architects of today, Architects on Architects asks us to take a fresh look at the culture of the discipline and the transfer of ideas that has shaped that culture across time and space.

Praise For Architects on Architects

"Architects on Architects features eight architects discussing roughly the same number of architects: architects who influenced their education and/or practice. . . . [The collection is] commendable, in the way it asks architects to discuss other architects, not just themselves."
— John Hill

Hirmer Publishers, 9783777433080, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2020

About the Author

Dietrich Fink is professor of urban architecture at the Technical University of Munich, where Uta Graff is professor of architectural design and conception, Nils Rostek is a research associate for architectural design and conception, and Julian Wagner is a research associate for urban architecture.