Design: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Although it is already thirty years old it still is the key publication about the architect: „Werner Düttmann. Verliebt ins Bauen - Architekt für Berlin 1921-1983“, compiled by Haila Ochs and published by Birkhäuser in 1990. As government building adviser and later Senate building director Düttmann in the 1950s and 1960s exerted a considerable influence on the postwar appearance of Berlin and himself designed key buildings like the Akademie der Künste, the St Agnes church or the Brücke Museum (and many many more). The present book can be read as a cheerful tribute to the architect and his work as it allocates ample space to both Düttmann’s personality and his architecture. Colleagues and friends paint a lively picture of the man, recount anecdotes but also address the quality and atmosphere of his buildings and therefore create an unusually approachable architecture book. For more practical research purposes the book in the back also contains a comprehensive work catalogue that rounds off this exceptionally fun book. Highly recommended but unfortunately hard to find at a reasonable price on the antiquarian market…
A Clockwork Orange (Restored Edition) / Great cover.
Peter de verspieder - vintage book cover, 1920
’T Jodinnetje van Elspeet - Vintage book cover, 1917