Superdutch – New Architecture in the Netherlands by Bart Lootsma (Thames & Hudson, 2000) features twelve architectural studios from the Netherlands that at the time of the publication, marked the beginning of new Dutch architecture on the international scene. Since then, many of these firms have become the leading figures in contemporary architectural design. The featured studios are Wiel Arets, UN Studio (Van Berkeleys & Bos), Erick van Egeraat, Atelier van Lieshout, Mecanoo, MVRDV, Neutelings Riedijk, Noz, OMA/Rem Koolhaas, Oosterhuis.NL, Koen van Velsen and West 8 (Adriaan Geuze).
Bart Lootsma’s introduction discusses the second modernity of Dutch architecture as a new architectural movement initiated by Rem Koolhaas’s radical break and the end of the cultural stagnation that took place at the end of the 1980s. Superdutch invites to study late-20th-century Dutch architecture as new forms of architectural practice that fuse theory and pragmatics in a completely new society and under new, complex and differentiated society.
The copy in stock is in very good condition. There is only some minor shelf wear on the covers.