Das Haus des Architekten – Architects’ Homes – La Maison de l’Architecte (Verlag Ginsberger, 1955, 2nd edition) by Robert Winkler showcases modern architecture and modern living as realised by internationally renowned architects for themselves. Contributions by, for instance, Alvar Aalto, Aarne Ervi, Marcel Beruer, Albert Frey, Walter Gropius, Finn Juhl, Kenzo Tange, and many others.
Architecture is constantly changing. In centuries gone by, one style gave way to another, while nowadays, though we cannot speak of a common style in which our houses are constructed, there are certain basic ideas generally accepted as guiding principles throughout the world. Many and various are the ways adopted to give them effective expression (…)
Architecture has always reflected the ways of living of its epoch, and this is true of the modern architect’s house; it provides us with inside information on the private life of its builder. The architect is usually an individualist who delight in creative work and tires to find personal solutions. The author hopes he has succeeded in giving the reader some insight into the sphere of the architect’s work.
– Robert Winkler, Introduction, Das Haus des Architekten – Architects’ Homes – La Maison de l’Architecte (Verlag Ginsberger, 1955)
The text is in German, English, and French. The book is richly illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings.
Our copy in stock is in nice condition. The pages are toned but clean. The binding is intact. The cloth-bound covers have a couple of stains, and the title texts are a bit faded.