Sigurd Lewerentz, Pure Aesthetics

Sigurd Lewerentz, Pure Aesthetics


The title of this book is inspired by a famous answer that Sigurd Lewerentz gave when asked about the strange shape of the vaulted brick roof of St. Mark's Church: "Is it for the acoustics?" Lewerentz answered, "Well, yes, it is possible that it is also good for the acoustics, but I'll tell you what it is: it's purely aesthetics.” The first substantial building monograph on Sigurd Lewerentz’s masterpiece of modern religious architecture, St. Mark's Church in Stockholm, features new photographs, newly drawn plans, and essays by distinguished experts on Lewerentz’s architecture.
 

«The showcasing of the architecture’s hard-to-convey aesthetics and materiality through photography, texts and drawings is of the highest quality – as a MasterChef rating, I would give it 10/10.» Esa Laaksonen, ARK Finnland

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Awards for Park Books

Awards for Park Books


We are incredibly honored to have received four of the ten winning spots at this year's ceremony of the DAM Architectural Book Award! Elemente einer baukulturellen Allgemeinbildung, edited by Verein Archijeunes, Avant-Garde as Methode by Anna Bokov, Napoli Super Modern, edited by LAN Local Architecture Network, Benoit Jallon, Umberto Napolitano and Le Laboratoire R.A.A.R, and Land. Milk. Honey, published in conjunction with the Israeli Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.

 

Furthermore three titles have made it on the short list: Survey. Architecture Iconographies, TXL. Berlin Airport Tegel and Sigurd Lewerentz. Pure Aesthetic.

 

Congratulations to the authors, editors, designers and all contributors!

Awards for Park Books and Scheidegger & Spiess

Awards for Park Books and Scheidegger & Spiess


We are thrilled that both Scheidegger & Spiess and Park Books titles were awarded with the German Photo Book Award 2021 in Stuttgart last week: Good Morning, World! and Napoli Super Modern.

Congratulations to Katharina Rippstein, Peter Pfrunder, Benoît Jallon, Umberto Napolitano, Cyrille Weiner, Anna Haas, and Francesca Pellicciari, and to all others who have contributed to the books' success!

We also want to congratulate the Longlist nominees Mäddel Fuchs - Irgendwo und überallHof Nr. 4233 by Tomas Wüthrich, Andrea Garbald - Album, and London - Being in the Library by Danile Keiser!

One of the 25 Most Beautiful German Books

One of the 25 Most Beautiful German Books


The German Stiftung Buchkunst has chosen its “Most Beautiful German Books of 2021” and we are happy to announce that the grand volume Avant-Garde as Method. Vkhutemas and the Pedagogy of Space, 1920–1930 is one of this year’s winners. Congratulations to the author Anna Bokov and the designers from Bonbon, Zurich!
 

In the competition, the experts from the jury examined over 600 books and chose 25 Most Beautiful German Books 2021. Two more books from our books made it on the Shortlist, The New Normal and Regarding Space and Spaces. The Chambered Floor Plans and Luca Selva Architects.

 

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who has contributed to this success!


© photo Uwe Dettmer

Never Stop Reading

Never Stop Reading


The bookstore Never Stop Reading is located in Zurich's old town, only a few steps from the Kunsthaus, the University, and ETH. The store features a broad range of international publications on architecture, photography, art, and design, as well as a section of general-interest English books. The new spaces can be used for small exhibitions and we'll be hosting a diverse program of book launches, readings, panel discussions . . . We're looking forward to seeing you there!

 

Have a look at our events agenda: www.neverstopreading.com!

 

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