Our aim is that, taken together, the new publications of any one year should give a more or less clear picture of the spectrum of our program. This year the picture is crystal clear: In all subject areas we have achieved a selection that does full justice to our guiding principle of pinning down facets of cultural debates and revealing social contexts. The new titles provide insights into seminal themes of our times, discuss design processes, social questions, cultural phenomena, and they document outstanding positions in design and art. These are specialties that are not only for experts, but for an interested audience that shares our fascination with multifaceted and quality debate.

  1. Ecological Urbanism
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    Ecological Urbanism

    Published by Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Lars Müller Publishers
    While climate change, sustainable architecture, and green technologies have become increasingly topical, issues surrounding the sustainability of the city are much less developed. The premise of the book is that an ecological approach is urgently needed both as a remedial device for the contemporary city and an organizing principle for new cities. Ecological Urbanism, now in an updated second edition with 40 new projects, considers the city with multiple instruments and with a worldview that is fl uid in scale and disciplinary focus. Design provides the synthetic key to connect ecology with an urbanism that is not in contradiction with its environment. The book brings together practitioners, theorists, economists, engineers, artists, policymakers, scientists, and public health specialists, with the goal of providing a multilayered, diverse, and nuanced understanding of ecological urbanism and what it might be in the future. The promise is nothing short of a new ethics and aesthetics of the urban. This book is also part of an ongoing series of research projects at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design that explore alternative and radical approaches between ecology and architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and urbanism.

    16.5x24 cm, 6.5x9.5 in, 656 pages, 1410 illustrations, hardcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-467-9, e

    €50.00 / $50.00 / £37.00
  2. Wohnen wir im Paradies?
    From September 2016
    Wohnen wir im Paradies?
    Die Bernoullihäuser in Zürich

    Der Schweizer Architekt Hans Bernoulli baute 1924 und 1928 in zwei Etappen eine Reihenhaussiedlung für die Zürcher Arbeiterschicht. Die kleinen Häuser mit Gärten sollten ein Zuhause für Familien bieten, bezahlbar sein und ein Gefühl von Gemeinschaft erzeugen. Die Innen- und Aussenräume waren ursprünglich, typisch für eine Reihenhaussiedlung, identisch aufgebaut. Doch mit der Zeit und dem Einzug neuer Bewohner veränderten sich die Grundrisse, Wände wurden abgerissen und neu gebaut und jedes Haus nach Belieben individualisiert. Fotografien von Marc Bachmann und Texte der Dokumentarfilmerin Marianne Pletscher, die selbst Besitzerin eines Bernoullihauses ist, stellen die Menschen in Porträts vor, erzählen deren Geschichte und zeigen das Leben in diesen einmaligen Häusern.

    9 ½ x 11 ¾ in, 105 pages, 40 images, hardcover.

    ISBN 978-3-03778-502-7

  3. Konstantin Grcic Abbildungen / Figures
    From June 2016
    Konstantin Grcic Abbildungen / Figures

    In devising a concept for the Abbildungen exhibition, Konstantin Grcic thought back to one of his earliest designs, an additional pedestal for a sculpture by Constantin Brancusi. This became the leitmotif of his staging of twenty-one selected objects. The exhibition is the underpinning for the conception of this publication, which turns its gaze on the media-framing of Grcic’s design objects. First researched in early magazines, company prospectuses, flyers and other print media, the selected pieces are presented here as reproductions of reproductions. The publication is accompanied by an in-depth analysis by Robin Schuldenfrei, Professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, who, in presenting Konstantin Grcic’s oeuvre to the German-speaking world, examines it from a historical perspective for the first time. Finally, the staged gallery spaces at Kunsthalle Bielefeld are documented in photographs by Wolfgang Günzel, Offenbach. KONSTANTIN GRCIC (*1965) studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art in London and was assistant to Jasper Morrison. He founded his own design studio in 1991.

    7 ¾ x 9 ½ in, 432 pages, 300 images, softcover.

    ISBN 978-3-03778-505-8

    €40.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
  4. Herbert Leupin
    From July 2016
    Herbert Leupin
    Poster Collection 28

    Marking the centenary of his birth, the “Poster Collection” series devotes its latest edition to the popular Swiss poster designer Herbert Leupin. Primarily conceiving posters for consumer goods, for many years Leupin created advertising for products as diverse as the soft drink Pepita, charcuterie from Grossmetzgerei Bell, and Roth-Händle cigarettes. He helped these and many other companies develop their own brand identity and a recognizable presence in public space. In doing so, he struck the right balance between old-school artist’s posters and a methodology for a successful publicity strategy — and thus bridged the increasingly wide divide between art, graphic design, and advertising. HERBERT LEUPIN (1916 –1999) was a pioneering Swiss graphic and advertising designer. His visual narratives in sketch form, oozing humor and poetry, number among the icons of poster history. The monographs in the “Poster Collection” series have already turned the spotlight on, among others, Donald Brun, Otto Baumberger, and Josef Müller-Brockmann.

    6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 80 pages, 90 images, softcover.

    ISBN 978-3-03778-506-5

    €25.00 / $25.00
  5. Tabula Plena
    From June 2016
    Tabula Plena
    Forms of Urban Preservation

    Edited by Bryony Roberts, a collaboration of the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation

    In contrast to tabula rasa urbanism, this book considers strategies for tabula plena — urban sites that are full of existing buildings of multiple time periods. Such dense sites prompt designers to work between the fi elds of architecture, historic preservation, and urban planning, developing methods for collaborative authorship and interlocking architectural forms. The book grew from a collaboration between the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation on the planning of the government quarter in Oslo. Emerging from this process, the book asks larger questions about how we practice, teach, and theorize engagement with existing architecture on an urban scale. It contains a compilation of short essays addressing theoretical questions, a sampling of design projects offering different July formal strategies for architectural design, and a series of discussions about pedagogical strategies.

    6 ½ x 9 in, 256 pages, 149 images, softcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-491-4

    €40.00 / $45.00 / £30.00
  6. Neo-Prehistory – 100 Verbs
    From June 2016
    Neo-Prehistory – 100 Verbs
    Neo Prehistoria — 100 Verbi 新先史時代 — 100の動詞

    Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of “emptiness” in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, alongside Naoto Fukasawa one of the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as Re-Design: the Daily products of the 21st Century of 2000.

    6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 290 pages, 160 images, softcover.

    ISBN 978-3-03778-493-8

    €35.00 / $39.00 / £29.00
  7. Speculations Transformations
    Speculations Transformations

    Edited by Matthias Böttger, Stefan Carsten, Ludwig Engel

    How are changing conditions in society likely to affect Germany’s built environment? What are the catalysts for transformation in its cities and regions? Speculation Transformation is devoted to the social and spatial transformations that Germany will face in the future, speculating on their architectural consequences: What is it like to live in a city where the currency is watts instead of euros? What would happen if Hamburg’s harbor were to be filled in as reclaimed land? Who is living in the Maintropolis? What would be the spatial consequences if Germany were to measure its economic strength based on the well-being of its citizens?

    This publication combines different approaches to a future-oriented, interdisciplinary interpretation of Germany as a human habitat, which help to open up new directions in the design of cities and landscapes. An atlas of architectural culture with contributions by Thomas Auer, Armen Avanessian, Stefan Bergheim, Matthjs Bouw, Armin Linke, Erik Swyngedouw, as well as numerous interviews and memos. On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR).

    21 x 29,7 cm, ca. 264 Seiten, ca. 100 Bilder, Hardcover (2016)

    ISBN 978-3-03778-478-5, e

    €39.00 / $45.00 / £29.00

    €39.00 / $45.00 / £29.00

  8. Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary
    Shippable in June
    Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary

    Edited by James Graham with Caitlin Blanchfield, Alissa Anderson, Jordan Carver, and Jacob Moore

    This book is a collection of essays at the intersection of architecture and climate change. Neither a collective lament nor an inventory of architectural responses, the essays consider cultural values ascribed to climate and ask how climate refl ects our conception of what architecture is and does. Which materials and conceptual infrastructures render climate legible, knowable, and actionable, and what are their spatial implications? How do these interrelated questions offer new vantage points on the architectural ramifi cations of climate change at the interface of resiliency, sustain-ability, and ecotechnology?

    Climates also contains a dossier of precedents for thinking about architecture and climate change drawn from a number of leading practitioners. New approaches to understanding climate in architecture make this book invaluable.This publication is a project by The Avery Review, a journal produced by the Office of Publications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

    16,5 x 24 cm, 6 ½ x 9 ½ in, 380 pages, 150 images, Softcover

    ISBN 978-3-03778-494-5, engl

    €35.00 / $39.00 / £28.00
  9. Das Andere (The Other)
    Shippable in May 2016
    Das Andere (The Other)
    Ein Blatt zur Einführung abendländischer Kultur in Österreich

    Edited by Beatriz Colomina
    In 1903, Adolf Loos, one the sharpest and most influential architects and critics of the 20th century, edited the astonishing journal "Das Andere" (The Other), subtitled "A Journal for the introduction of Western Culture into Austria". The journal was entirely written by Loos who also did the graphic design and even the advertisements. Nothing was off limits, from fashion to masturbation. It is a kind of manual to modern life. Only two issues were published and it was never translated into English, yet it takes us directly to the heart of Loos’s polemical position. It is one of the most important documents of modernity, a radical and sometimes shocking statement. The publication was born out of Loos’s aversion to the hypocrisy and superficial aestheticization of life in Austria, which he saw embodied by the “Secession” movement and the “Wiener Werkstätte.” As a counterbalance, "Das Andere" showed Loos’s admiration for the fashion and culture of England and America. He scrutinizes every element of contemporary life with an acerbic wit. This facsimile edition allows today’s readers to discover Loos’s little magazine anew. Beatriz Colomina supplements the facsimile with an extensive critical introduction.

    8 ¼ x 9 ½ in, 21 x 24 cm
    softcover (facsimile) 2 x 16 pages, with commentary and transparent slipcase. 2016

    ISBN 978-3-03778-481-5 Deutsch/English

    €35.00 / $28.00 / £25.00
  10. Wunderlust/Wanderkammer
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    Günther Vogt

    Authors: Mara Katherine Smaby, Nicola Eiffler, Nicole la Hausse de Lalouvière. With two essays by Mara Katherine Smaby and Rebecca Bornhauser.

    A Wunderkammer is a classification device that emphatically resists classification. It occupies a liminal netherworld between furniture and room, between the natural and the artificial, between the intimate and the universal.

    This collection, like the Wunderkammer it considers, is neither monograph, nor catalog, nor book. In three volumes – Collecting, Recording, and Translating – this hybrid collection considers the content and ethos of a Wunderkammer designed by Case Studio VOGT.

    COLLECTING Engaging directly with the physical world, picking up specimens, living or not, bringing them home and organizing them, rationally or not. Discovering ever more tangential relations between them.

    RECORDING Putting the tools, methods, and devices that mediate our perception of the landscape to work in the context of field trips. Acknowledging and harnessing the subjective human experience of landscape.

    TRANSLATING Instrumentalizing idiosyncratic learnings and insights, uncovering the febrile connections between them, and building the common ground upon which they may experience the most unsuspected yet productive and specific syntheses.

    17 x 24,6 cm, 6 ¾ x 9 ½ in, 3 cardboard folders with 62 cards, a book with 168 pages, and 2 leporellos, all highly illustrated

    ISBN 978-3-03778-489-1, Engl

    Günther Vogt

    Günther Vogt, born 1957, landscape architect. Studied at the Interkantonales Technikum Rapperswil, Switzerland. From 1995 joint owner of Kienast Vogt Partner. Since 2000 owner of Vogt Landscape Architects, Zurich, Munich (2002–2010), London (2008), and Berlin (2010). Since 2005 Professor for Landscape Architecture at the ETH, Zurich. 2007–2011 head of the Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) at ETH Zurich. Since 2010 owner of case studio VOGT.