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Academy Editions, 1995 - Travel - 368 pages
This profile of Berlin features a photographic essay chronicling the dramatic changes that the city has undergone recently, as well as giving an historical perspective and including highlights from the symposium 'Berlin, City of Competitions' held at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1994. The unique challenge that faces the redevelopment in Berlin, with the bridging of the gap left by the demolition of the wall, is reviewed, and the book discussed built projects and building schemes by Berlin based architects such as JP Kleihues, Axel Schultes and Christoph Langhof as well as those by a number of international architects.

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Alan Balfour Foreword
Daniel Libeskind Deconstructing the Call to Order
Hans Stimmann Urban Design and Architecture After the Wall

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Alan Balfour DA (Edin) MFA (Princeton) RIBA is Chairman of the Architectural Association, London. In a distinguished academic career he has taught at MIT, was Professor and Director of Studies at Georgia Institute of Technology, and Smith Professor and Dean of the School of Architecture at Rice University. He is the author of several books, including Rockefeller Center: Architecture as Theatre (1978) and Berlin: The Politics of Order 1736–1989 (1990), with contributions to The Edge of the Millennium (1993) and Cities of Excavation: The Work of Peter Eisenman (1994).

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