Book for Architects

Organizer: gta Exhibitions
Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2015 to Friday, 4 December 2015 Mon-Fri 10-18, closed on weekends and holidays
Location: ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, gta exhibitions >> Visitor information

Tuesday, 29 September 2015, 6 pm
ETH Zurich, Hönggerberg, HIL, E1

Talk with Arno Brandlhuber and Christian Kerez
moderated by Stephan Trüby

>> Events on the occasion of the exhibition Book for Architects

Architects write books, read books, love books and collect books. Books loom large for architects – books that endeavor to talk about architecture, books that are a source of inspiration, a forum for polemics, an expression of dreams, wishful thinking and so much more. This exhibition showcases a historical selection of special “books for architects” as well as commentary on books by contemporary architects, historians and theorists, who, in various forms, conceptually and concretely explore a great many aspects of books for architects. Selected items are spatially arranged within the exhibition, moreover, for a mise en scène of reading, writing and collecting books.

curated by Fredi Fischli, Andri Gerber and Niels Olsen

with contributions by:
ALICE EPFL, architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, baukuh, Arno Brandlhuber, Henri Chopin, Christ & Gantenbein, ConfronTables: Charles Polónyi – Justus Dahinden by the chair of Ákos Moravánszky, Dogma, Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten, Pascal Flammer, Andri Gerber, Sigfried Giedion, Girsberger/Haefeli Moser Steiger, Trix and Robert Haussmann, Karl Holmqvist, Carla Juaçaba, Christian Kerez, Ferdinand Kriwet, Andrew Leach, Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten, Stanislaus von Moos/Vaclav Pozarek, Rudolf Olgiati, OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, OMA, Tom de Paor/Peter Maybury, Gianluigi Ricuperati/Italo Rota/Elisa Sighicelli, Sauter von Moos, Salottobuono, Hans Schmidt, Gottfried Semper, Dino Simonett, Peter Staub, Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown, Heimo Zobernig and others


Tadao Ando
Monday, 5 October 2015
6 pm: lecture (HIL E1/E4)
5 pm and after the book-signing: book-signing in the foyer of gta exhibitions
in collaboration with the chair of Christian Kerez

Book launch "Review No 3 Typology"
Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 12.30
by Emanuel Christ & Christoph Gantenbein
Conversation with Emanuel Christ, Irina Davidovici, Fredi Fischli, Andri Gerber and Niels Olsen

Talk with Edelaar Mosayebi Inderbitzin Architekten & Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten
Wednesday, 28 October 2015, 12.00

Book launch "Critical Landscapes: Art, Space, Politics"
with remarks by Christoph Girot and editors Emily Scott and Kirsten Swenson
Thursday, 29 October 2015, 17.00
followed at 18.00 by
Don 18, a talk with Tue Greenfort and Andrew Yang

Oh, wie schön sind meine Bücher...
Vergangenheit und Zukunft des Architekturbuches

Saturday, 31 October 2015, 13.00–17.00
Werner Oechslin Bibliothek, Einsiedeln >> How to get here
Concept and moderation by Andri Gerber

Public guided tour by Fredi Fischli, Andri Gerber and Niels Olsen
Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 12.30

Public guided tour by Fredi Fischli, Andri Gerber and Niels Olsen
Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12.30

Book launch by the chair of Ákos Moravánszky
Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 18.00

Book launch
El Croquis N. 182
by Christian Kerez and Junya Ishigami
with an introduction by Arno Brandlhuber
Tuesday, 1 December 2015, 12.30

Book launch
All About Space. Vol. 1: The Invention of Space
Conversation with the editors Dieter Dietz, Matthias Michel, Daniel Zamarbide
Thursday, 3 December 2015, 12.00

Karl Holmqvist TO DO-list
Friday, 4 December 2015, 18.00
a short introduction to public architecture and language construction