For the opening of A Place for Bookworms, we enter a book-lovers' round to pursue the topic of whether architects who read have become an endangered species.
Vitrivus’ ten volume De Architectura is still regarded as the oldest standard work on architecture, and was long considered essential in any well-founded architecture library. Many of the most significant architects have entertained a true passion for collecting architecture books. In the meantime, quite a number of these fondly compiled private libraries are looking for new homes. We explore the qualities of the architecture book in a panel discussion and ask ourselves about the significance of books and libraries in the digital age.
Bernhard Mayer, Mies. Magazin
Martin Feiersinger, architect
Wolfgang Heidrich, book aficionado
Gabriele Kaiser, architecture historian
Michael Steinbach, honorary President of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers
Moderated by Monika Platzer, Az W