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DAM Architectural Book Award 2019

The ten best architectural books in 2019

  • Architektur der 1950er bis 1970er Jahre im Ruhrgebiet. Als die Zukunft gebaut wurde / Kettler, Dortmund
  • Baku. Oil and urbanism / Park Books, Zürich
  • Bovenbouw Architectuur. Living the Exotic Everyday / Flanders Architecture Institute, Antwerpen
  • Die Welt der Giedions. Sigfried Giedion und Carola Giedion-Welcker im Dialog / Scheidegger & Spiess, Zürich
  • Léon Stynen. A Life of Architecture 1899-1990 / Flanders Architecture Institute, Antwerpen
  • Lochergut – Ein Portrait / Quart Verlag, Luzern
  • Theodor & Otto Froebel. Gartenkultur in Zürich im 19. Jahrhundert / gta Verlag, Zürich
  • The Object of Zionism. The Architecture of Israel / Spector Books, Leipzig
  • Vom Baustoff zum Bauprodukt. Ausbaumaterialien in der Schweiz 1950-1970 /Hirmer Verlag, München
  • Veneč. Welcome to the Ideal / Gluschenkoizdat, Moskau

The prize, unique in its kind and now highly regarded, honours the best architectural books of a year. 100 architectural and art book publishers from all over the world accepted the joint invitation to participate. A jury made up of external experts and representatives of DAM met to select the year’s ten best architectural books from 227 entries. They based their decision on criteria such as design, content, quality of material and finishing, innovation, and topicality.

The award ceremony will take place on October 16, 2019 at 7.30 p.m. in the library of the DAM, Hedderichstr. 108 – 110. All award-winning books will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair from October 16 to 20, 2019 (Hall 4.1, Zentrum Bild, stand K 109).

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