Dinner for Architects: A Collection of Napkin Sketches

Dinner for Architects: A Collection of Napkin Sketches

by Winfried Nerdinger
     
 

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.
The spontaneous sketch, drawn when occasion offers on whatever comes to hand, is a trademark of the architect's creativity. On the

Overview

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.
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.

Editorial Reviews

Raymond J. Steiner - Art Times
“A gift for the thoughtful”
Boston Globe
“Inspired doodles are a familiar cliché in the world of architecture . . . But Dinner for Architects, a newly published collection of napkin sketches commissioned from Steven Holl, Tadao Ando, Robert Venturi, and others by the Architecture Museum of the Technical University of Munich, is more than an inside joke. As the examples shown here suggest, napkins can be an architect's canvas, diary, and aesthetic manifesto all rolled—or wadded up—together.”
Sara Scott - Log Home Design Ideas
“Wonderful and often whimsical . . .”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393731545
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/19/2004
Pages:
61
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Philip K. Howard, the author of the New York Times bestseller The Death of Common Sense, is the chair of Common Good. He lives in New York City.

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