For the second time, after the successful premiere in 2009, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) is this year asking again for entries to be submitted for the DAM Architectural Book Award 2010. All art and architectural book publishers worldwide are invited to do so. A varying jury comprising DAM internal jurors as well as external experts will judge the submissions according to design, concept, quality in terms of material and finishing, level of innovation and timeliness. Even in this era of growing competition through new media and communication methods books on architecture still remain the basic architectural medium. Identifying the best architectural books published in the current year by way of this competition and presenting them to architecture enthusiasts is thus a fundamental task of the 2010 DAM Architectural Book Award. As an honorary award it does not involve any award money.
Encouraged by last year’s remarkable response of over 200 submissions from altogether 60 publishers from mostly German-speaking countries the DAM Architectural Book Award 2010 will consciously open up to an international range of participants.