276 pages, 462 color pictures
Publisher: Schlebrügge. Editor, Wien 2003
With texts by Marco De Michelis (Venice) and Catherine de Smet (Paris) as well as an interview by the editor with the collector Egidio Marzona (Verzegnis)
Edited by Elisabetta Bresciani
Over 500 books on 20th century architecture from the Marzona Collection in one catalogue published to accompany the exhibition How To Build? The Modernist Book. Architecture of the 20th Century from the Marzona Collection at the Architekturzentrum Wien. Edited and with a foreword by the Italian curator Elisabetta Bresciani. The books shown in the exhibition are documented in an extensive bibliography, over 130 of them are shown in a total of 460 illustrations.
Contributing authors are the architecture historian Marco De Michelis (Venice) and the specialist in the history of the architecture book Catherine de Smet (Paris). De Michelis unfolds the history of the form from the Renaissance to the present day clearly, with special a emphasis on the social and political implications and specific theoretical-sensual quality. Catherine de Smet concentrates in her contribution on Le Corbusier as the typographer for his own books and, using his example, develops the old parallel between architecture and typography and the new possibilities open to the architecture books of the 20th century between convention and the avant-garde.
* ARCHITECTURE BOOKS FROM THE MARZONA COLLECTION
* THE BOOK OF MODERNISM. MODERNISM IN THE BOOK
Egidio Marzona in conversation with Elisabetta Bresciani
* 'CECI TUERA CELA...'
Marco De Michelis
* THE 'OTHER SIDE' OF THE ARCHITECTURE BOOK
Catherine de Smet
* BOOKS in illustrations
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