Dinner for Architects by Winfried Nerdinger
A Collection of Napkin Sketches

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Included in this beautifully produced volume--an ideal gift not only for architects--are contributions by Tadao Ando, Mario Botta, Steven Holl, Josef Paul Kleihues, Dominique Perrault, Venturi, Scott Brown, and many more.

The spontaneous sketch, drawn when occasion offers on whatever comes to hand, is a trademark of the architect's creativity. On the occasion of the opening of the museum of architecture in the Gallery of Modern Art in Munich, the museum director asked architects of international standing to sketch their personal greetings and congratulations on a paper napkin. These napkins are now part of a colorful, imaginative, and often droll collection, reproduced here interspersed with pithy quotes from an array of famous architects.

About Winfried Nerdinger

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Winfried Nerdinger is director of the museum of architecture of the Technical University of Munich and heads the architecture department at the Gallery of Modern Art. Philip K. Howard, a lawyer, advises leaders of both parties on legal and regulatory reform. He is chair of Common Good and a contributor to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Life Without Lawyers and The Death of Common Sense.
Published May 17, 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company. 64 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Nerdinger, the Museum's current director, declines to say if the idea was his (or what year the dinner took place) but, in her afterword, Irene Meissner assures us that ""a meal unlike any other was served, and the guests ate, drank, and were merry late into the night."" Full-color reproductions ...

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