The Resource Unpacking my library : architects and their books, edited by Jo Steffens ; featuring an essay by Walter Benjamin

Unpacking my library : architects and their books, edited by Jo Steffens ; featuring an essay by Walter Benjamin

Label
Unpacking my library : architects and their books
Title
Unpacking my library
Title remainder
architects and their books
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jo Steffens ; featuring an essay by Walter Benjamin
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 their careers and lives. Photographs of bookshelves -- displaying well-loved and rare volumes, eclectic organizational schemes, and the individual touches that make a bookshelf one's own -- provide an evocative glimpse of their owner's personal life. Each architect also presents a reading list of top ten influential titles, from architectural history to theory to fiction and nonfiction, that serves as a personal philosophy of literature and history, and advice on what every young architect, scholar, and lover of architecture should read."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NA2597
LC item number
.U56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1892-1940
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Steffens, Jo
  • Benjamin, Walter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architects
  • Best books
  • Architects
  • Best books
  • Architekt
  • Architektin
  • Buch
  • Sammeln
  • Architekt
  • Architektin
  • Buch
  • Sammeln
Label
Unpacking my library : architects and their books, edited by Jo Steffens ; featuring an essay by Walter Benjamin
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
15 x 22 cm
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780300158939
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317471937
  • (OCoLC)ocn317471937
Label
Unpacking my library : architects and their books, edited by Jo Steffens ; featuring an essay by Walter Benjamin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
15 x 22 cm
Extent
viii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780300158939
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009020150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317471937
  • (OCoLC)ocn317471937

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