Az W Book Salon: Talks on Classics and New Releases

Wed 09.12.2009, 19:00-21:00

Az W Book Salon: Talks on Classics and New Releases
© Pez Hejduk

The stocks of the Az W Library grow by over 100 new publications every year, and can hardly be overviewed in their entirety. To filter out examples worth reading (and giving as gifts) from the plethora of new architecture books, which we often only flick hurriedly through, at the end of the year we invite you to visit the first Book Salon in the Az W Library.

A warm-up talk is given by Wolfgang Heidrich, custodian of over about 13,800 architecture books and 19,100 architecture magazines and journals, on the sublime art of hoarding books as he uses selected treasures to provide an insight into the bibliophile’s universe at the Az W.

Following this, our guest speakers discuss the new releases of 2009 on the basis of a subjective selection of books, also giving a personal reading recommendation — independent of the year of publication of the book concerned.

7pm Gabriele Kaiser, architecture journalist, Az W:

7.10 Wolfgang Heidrich, Az W Library:
introductory speech on The Unending Library of the Az W

7.20 Discussion with: Hermann Czech, architect
Elke Krasny, culture theorist and curator
Angelika Schnell, architecture theorist
Jan Tabor, architecture critic

moderated by: Gabriele Kaiser

admission free

Ulrike Müller: Bauhaus-Frauen
Ulrike Müller, Bauhaus-Frauen, Sandmann Verlag, Munich 2009
Daniel Gethmann, Susanne Hauser (Hrsg.): Kulturtechnik Entwerfen
Daniel Gethmann, Susanne Hauser: Kulturtechnik Entwerfen, 2009
Denise Scott Brown: Having Words
Denise Scott Brown, Having Words, AA Words 4, London 2009
Victor Papanek: Design for the Real World
Victor Papanek, Design for the Real World, Springer Verlag, Vienna 2009