Architectural Guide Berlin
In no other place in Europe have changing ideologies and differing urban planning models left such a far-reaching mark as in Berlin. The German capital enables the reader to make a literal journey through history. In the shape of four excursions, the Architectural Guide Berlin presents prominent architectural highlights from Kurfürstendamm in the West to the prefab housing estates of the East.
The author Dominik Schendel presents in this guide 100 exemplary projects which relate a piece of urban history and are typical of the various districts and architectural styles. The first route runs along Unter den Linden in truly classic style, e.g. from the Brandenburger Tor across Schlossplatz to the Museumsinsel. This is followed by an excursion along the former Wall and its remains, from Potsdamer Platz to the East Side Gallery. A tour of the Kurfürstendamm shopping mile starts at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche and accompanies the reader along the so-called Shop Window for Freedom in the former West. Owing to its architectural diversity, those who wish to explore new territory far from well-trodden tourist paths are able to enjoy the surprises which the tour of prefab buildings in the former East has in store.
With its comprehensive maps and full-format aerial photographs, this book is an ideal companion when discovering the architecture of Berlin.
The four excursions consist of: The Former East – Unter den Linden; The Former West – Kurfürstendamm; On the Trail of the Berlin Wall; On the Trail of Plattenbau.
Architectural Guide Berlin
With additional contributions by Philipp Meuser and Martin Pueschel
134 × 245 mm, 192 pages
300 images, softcover
ISBN 978-3-86922-547-0. English
October 2016. DOM publishers, Berlin
The Architectural Guides by DOM publishers are handy travel companions for readers interested in architecture and culture. Projects are carefully selected and researched to make each individual book a ready work of reference, while background information and attractive design inspire armchair travellers to imaginary journeys. In 2014, the series was awarded with the Iconic Award by the German Design Council. Further information: www.dom-publishers.com
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