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HAUPTSTADT BERLIN: INTERNATIONALER STADTEBAULICHER IDEENWETTBEWERB, 1957/58 (Metropolis Berlin: International Urban-Planning Competition, 1957/58). Berlinische Galerie, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, 1990. Published in association with Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlin. 300 pp. with 145 ills. (8 col.). 25 x 20 cm. LC 91-149851 ISBN 3786116393 In German.
This critical study of a notable competition sponsored by the West German government in the 1950s, based on the vision of Berlin's future reunification, presents more than 100 proposals for the redesign of the city's historic center by a host of European architects, including such well-known figures as Le Corbusier, Van den Broek and Bakema, and Alison and Peter Smithson. Includes documents related to the competition, biographical notes on the architects, and four lengthy essays discussing the architectural history of Berlin, individual competition entries, designs developed for the city in the immediate postwar period, and urban-planning efforts in East Berlin from the 1940s through the 1970s.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — Post-1945 — Architecture
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 053995
Hardcover $52.50    

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