For the first time ever, Deutsches Architekturmuseum has bestowed the 2009 DAM Architectural Book Award in five categories. The prize, organized in collaboration with the Frankfurt Book Fair, was presented to the winning publishing houses at an official ceremony in the Museum. The winners are:
/ Marte.Marte / ed. Stefan Mark, Bernhard Marte / Design: Atelier Gassner, Andrea Redolfi / Springer Verlag, Vienna, Austria.
/ Ulrich Müther - Schalenbauten in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern [shell constructions in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania]/ Concept + design: Rahel Lämmler, Michael Wagner / Niggli Verlag, Sulgen, Switzerland.
Documentation of history through architecture
/ Hans Schwippert - Bonner Bundeshaus (1949) / by Gerda Breuer / Design: Christof Becker / Wasmuth Verlag, Tübingen, Germany.
Photography / illustrated book
/ Neues Museum. Friederike von Rauch/ David Chipperfield / ed. Andres Lepik (Freunde des Neuen Museums) / Design: Cantz Medienmanagement, Hamburg / Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, Germany.
/ Explorations in Architecture / By Reto Geiser / ed. Federal Office of Culture , Urs Staub / Design: Phillipp Herrmann, Ludovic Innocent Varone, Maris Mezulis / Birkhäuser Verlag, Basle, Switzerland.
The jury, comprising 11 architecture experts, photographers, editors, publishers and graphic designers and chaired by Peter Cachola Schmal, Director of Deutsches Architekturmuseum, highly commended for other works published by gta (Zurich, Switzerland), Niggli (Sulgen, Switzerland), Quart (Lucerne, Switzerland), Taschen (Colgne), and Walther König (Cologne). Sixty publishers from in and outside Germany submitted over 200 entries to this unique> architectural book award. The winning publishing houses each receive a certificate. The prizewinning books are on display at the Frankfurt Book Fair at the DAM stand (Hall 4.1, P 559).