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Unpacking my library : architects and their books

Author: Jo Steffens; Walter Benjamin
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press ; New York : Urban Center Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What does a library say about the mind of its owner? How do books map the intellectual interests, curiosities, tastes, and personalities of their readers? What does the collecting of books have in common with the practice of architecture? Unpacking My Library provides an intimate look at the personal libraries of twelve of the world's leading architects, alongside conversations about the significance of books to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interview
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Unpacking my library.
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press ; New York : Urban Center Books, ©2009
(OCoLC)691910265
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Steffens; Walter Benjamin
ISBN: 0300158939 9780300158939
OCLC Number: 317471937
Description: viii, 182 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 15 x 22 cm
Contents: Unpacking my library: a talk about book collecting / Walter Benjamin --
Architects and their books: Stan Allen --
Henry N. Cobb --
Liz Diller and Ric Scofidio --
Peter Eisenman --
Michael Graves --
Steven Holl --
Toshiko Mori --
Michael Sorkin --
Bernard Tschumi --
Tod Williams and Billie Tsien.
Responsibility: edited by Jo Steffens ; featuring an essay by Walter Benjamin.

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