Construction Site: Metamorphoses in the City

One of the paradoxes of growth is construction. A city without the din and inconveniences of building could be said to be a dead city. A city filled with the sounds, smells, and impasses created by demolition and construction are likewise the most alive. It's as if the city is working towards some sort of ideal, an unattainable Utopia where one building begets the next, or where the death of one building begets a replacement. But given the undeniable presence of construction sites in thriving cities, surprisingly little literature is given to the subject. Sure, the occasional high-profile commission is documented from start to finish, but its effect on the context and the context of the construction are not discussed much beyond the pretty pictures.

With articles by:
Friedrich Achleitner, Andres Bosshard, Wilfried Dechau, Dietmar Eberle, Peter Kaufmann, Marie Antoinette Glaser, Anna Joss, Mikael Krogerus, Sacha Menz, Paul Meyer, Margrit Bion, Beat Büchler, Markus Zimmermann, Hans Conrad Daeniker, Silvia Lorenz, und mit künstlerischen Arbeiten von Marcus Buck, Miklos Gaál, Marcel Gähler, Gabriela Gerber und Lukas Bardill, Ingo Giezendanner, Jana Gunstheimer, Peter von Holzen, Dieter Leistner, Lutz & Guggisberg, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Kerim Seiler, Stefan Schilling, Felix Schramm, Cat Toung, Judit Villiger.

Verlag Lars Müller, 144 Seiten, ca. 200 Abbildungen, deutsch und englisch, 2008

ISBN 978-3-03778-111-1, d
ISBN 978-3-03778-112-8, e

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Marie Antoinette Glaser