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WIEL ARETS: BAS PRINCEN. {Title from spine}. Ed. by John Bezold. Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2015. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 164 pp. with 80 col. ills. and 12 reference ills. 33 x 27 cm. ISBN 9783775735056 In English.
Publisher's description: The multitalented Dutch architect, architectural theorist and industrial designer Wiel Arets (born 1955) -- currently Dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago -- is also well known as a designer, author and editor of numerous publications. In this publication he connects his interest in architecture to his lifelong passion for books. This ambitious volume, designed by Mevis & Van Deursen, presents about ten projects by Wiel Arets, Architects (WAA), which was founded in 1993 and today has branches in Amsterdam, Berlin, Maastricht and Zurich. But it is also a book about the increasing importance of architecture publications and the evolution of their design over recent decades -- a subject in which Arets is a connoisseur (his father was a book printer). A series of photographs by the acclaimed Dutch architectural photographer Bas Princen captures the atmosphere of Arets' buildings and conveys the powerful symbolism of architecture in its primeval sense as protective shelter. Also included is an interview with Arets by San Francisco-based architecture publisher William Stout.
Artist(s):Arets, Wiel; Princen, Bas
Indexing: Western, Europe — Netherlands — Post-2000 — Architecture, Photography
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 167478
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