Dinner for Architects: A Collection of Napkin Sketches

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2004 - Architecture - 61 pages
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The spontaneous sketch, drawn when occasion offers on whatever comes to hand, is a trademark of the architect's creativity. On the occasion of the opening of the museum of architecture in the Gallery of Modern Art in Munich, the museum director asked architects of international standing to sketch their personal greetings and congratulations on a paper napkin. These napkins are now part of a colorful, imaginative, and often droll collection, reproduced here interspersed with pithy quotes from an array of famous architects. Included in this beautifully produced volume-an ideal gift not only for architects-are contributions by Tadao Ando, Mario Botta, Steven Holl, Josef Paul Kleihues, Dominique Perrault, Venturi, Scott Brown, and many more.

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A cadre of internationally recognized architects were invited to a dinner for the opening of a new exhibition space at the Architecture Museum of Munich's Technical University. But rather than their ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Winfried Nerdinger is director of the museum of architecture of the Technical University of Munich and heads the architecture department at the Gallery of Modern Art.

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