A groundbreaking study on the early Soviet Union's Higher Art and Technical Studios, known as Vkhutemas. Anna Bokov’s research provides an insight into a school ten times the size of the Bauhaus and equally influential, but largely forgotten by art and design history up to this point. This comprehensive and richly illustrated volume is the definitive reference work on a pioneering school and pedagogy that would have a lasting influence on Modernism. “This book will be a revelation to scholars and the general public, positioning Vkhutemas as an equal pedagogical force to the Bauhaus in the shaping of the Modern movement in architecture and design.” Anthony Vidler, Professor, Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union
The jury from the competition of the Best Book Design from all over the World 2020 judged 600 books from 31 countries from all over the world. We are very proud to announce that Entwurf einer architektonischen Gebäudelehre received the Gold Medal! The jury said "almost perfect [...] there was quick general agreement on this book, without any discussion".
Congratulations to the designer Christian Hoffelner, CH Studio, Vienna, to the author Andreas Lechner and everyone else who contributed to this success!
For the twelth time, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) are presenting the jointly initiated International DAM Architectural Book Award. We are delighted that among the ten best architecture books 2020, two by Park Books were honored: Quirino De Giorgio. An Architect's Legacy and Vokabular des Zwischenraums!
Congratulations to to all those who have contributed to this success!
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The German Stiftung Buchkunst has chosen its “25 Most Beautiful German Books of 2020” and we are happy to announce that our monograph Adrian Streich Architekten. Bauten und Projekte 2001–2019 is one of this year’s winners. The book by Axel Simon, André Bideau, and Adrian Streich was designed by Zurich-based designer Esther Rieser. The Jury says: “The immediacy of these splendid pages conveys the immense thought and care that went not only into the architects’ work, but also into the photographs presented here, the book design, and finally, its printing.”