Hardcover. Cologne, Dumont Buchverlag, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 363 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. This volume provides an extensive survey of painting in Austria from 1900-1930, with Egon Schiele as the focal point, through a representative selection of over 100 works by Schiele and 23 of his contemporaries from the collection of Dr. Rudolf Leopold. Contributions by: Antonia Hoerschelmann, Rudolf Leopold, Klaus Albrecht Schroder, Harald Szeemann, and Patrick Werkner. 139 color plates and 59 b&w illustrations.
Hardcover. New York, Princeton Architectural Press, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, color and b&w photos by Heinrich Helfenstein, b&w illustrations, plans. Like their compatriot Peter Zumthor, the Swiss architects Marianne Burkhalter and Christian Sumi are dedicated to an exploration of the nature of materials and construction. In the last fifteen years, they have built a series of remarkable buildings in wood and stone in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Their work is a thoughtful pursuit of the fundamentals of architectural construction-a style that, like that of Zumthor's buildings, might be called Alpine minimalism. Their interest in simple forms and shapes, in luminous color, in the natural grain patterns of wood, and in the opportunities afforded by joinery and other forms of craftsmanship are evident in every aspect of their built work. This comprehensive monograph includes an in-depth look at 25 of Burkhalter and Sumi's projects, including their most famous built work, the Hotel Zurichberg. Essays by Eugene Asse, Detlef Mertins, Steven Spier, and Lynnette Widder, based respectively in Moscow, Toronto, London, and New York, explore their unique style and demonstrate the growing international acknowledgement of their practice.
Softcover. Middlebury, VT, Middlebury College Museum of Art, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 116 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color illustrations throughout.
Softcover. New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 264 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with minor foxing to textblock edges. Color photographs throughout.
Hardcover. Chicago, University Of Chicago Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, pages. In When Buildings Speak,Anthony Alofsin explores the rich yet often overlooked architecture of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states. He shows that several different styles emerged in this milieu during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Moreover, he contends that each of these styles communicates to us in a manner resembling language and its particular means of expression. Covering a wide range of buildings--from national theaters to crematoria, apartment buildings to warehouses, and sanatoria to postal savings banks--Alofsin proposes a new way of interpreting this language. He calls on viewers to read buildings in two ways: through their formal elements and through their political, social, and cultural contexts. By looking through Alofsin's eyes, readers can see how myriad nations sought to express their autonomy by tapping into the limitless possibilities of art and architectural styles. And such architecture can still speak very powerfully to us today about the contradictory issues affecting parts of the former Habsburg Empire.
Hardcover. NY, Abbeville Press, 1st US, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 272 pages, illustrated throughout with 700 illustrations, including 194 in full color. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy.