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Albert Speer : architecture 1932-1942

Author: Léon Krier; Robert A M Stern; Albert Speer; Lars Olof Larsson
Publisher: [New York] : Monacelli Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Architect Leon Krier asks, "Can a war criminal be a great artist?" Speer, Adolf Hitler's architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest architectural and urban oeuvres of modern times. First published in 1985 to an acute and critical reception, this title is a lucid, wide-ranging study of an important neoclassical architect. Yet is is simultaneously much more: a philosophical rumination on art  Read more...
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Genre/Form: French language materials
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Named Person: Albert Speer; Albert Speer; Albert Speer; Albert Speer; Albert Speer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Léon Krier; Robert A M Stern; Albert Speer; Lars Olof Larsson
ISBN: 9781580933544 1580933548
OCLC Number: 793578911
Language Note: New material in English; original work in French and English.
Notes: Includes translation of a German work by Speer, originally published in 1978 under title: Architektur : Arbeiten 1933-1942, with a foreword by Speer and essay by Lars Olof Larsson.
Facsimile of Krier's edition of Speer's work originally published in 1985, with a new preface and foreword.
Description: xxvii, 245 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 33 cm
Contents: An architecture of desire 2012 / Léon Krier; ed. Irene Pérez-Porro --
Albert Speer: Architecture 1932-1942.
Other Titles: Architecture 1932-1942
Responsibility: Léon Krier ; foreword by Robert A.M. Stern.

Abstract:

Architect Leon Krier asks, "Can a war criminal be a great artist?" Speer, Adolf Hitler's architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest architectural and urban oeuvres of modern times. First published in 1985 to an acute and critical reception, this title is a lucid, wide-ranging study of an important neoclassical architect. Yet is is simultaneously much more: a philosophical rumination on art and politics, good and evil. With aid from a new introduction by influential American architect Robert A.M. Stern, Krier candidly confronts the great difficulty of disentangling the architecture and urbanism of Albert Speer from its political intentions. Krier bases his study on interviews with Speer just before his death. The projects presented center on his plan for Berlin, an unprecedented modernization of the city intended to be the capital of Europe.

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