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Exhibition opening

Finished Reading? – Panel discussion as part of “A Place for Bookworms”

Collection with a View #3

Wed 13.06.2018, 19:00
Innenansicht einen Raumes mit Bücherregal , Büchertisch und Sofa und drei lesenden Frauen

Architekturzentrum Wien
© Architekturzentrum Wien, photograph: Lisa Rastl

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

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