2012 DAM ARCHITECTURAL BOOK AWARD

Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) and the Frankfurt Book Fair bestowed the DAM Architectural Book Award this year for the fourth time. 63 art and architectural book publishers from around the world heeded the joint call by DAM and the Book Fair. A jury comprising DAM representatives and external experts selected the prize winners on 26 September out of 148 submissions according to categories such as design, content, quality of material and finishing, innovation and topicality.

Even in this era of growing competition through new media and communication methods books on architecture still remain the basic architectural medium. Identifying the best architectural books published in the current year by way of this competition and presenting them to architecture enthusiasts is thus a fundamental task of the 2012 DAM Architectural Book Award. As an honorary award it does not involve any award money. The prize winners are being presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The DAM Architectural Book Award was initiated in 2009 and ever since it has been met with increasing response.
 

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: ARCHITECTURE THEORY, HISTORICAL

Italomodern. Architektur in Oberitalien 1946-1976
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Vienna
Editor: aut. architektur und tirol, Arno Ritter
Authors: Martin Feiersinger, Werner Feiersinger, with an essay by Otto Kapfinger
Photography: Martin Feiersinger, Werner Feiersinger
Artistic design: Willi Schmid

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: URBAN PLANNING THEORY

Building Brazil! The Proactive Urban Renewal of Informal Settlements
Publisher: Ruby Press, Berlin
Editors: Marc Angélil, Rainer Hehl
Artistic design: Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz, Leonard Streich

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: BUILDING MONOGRAPHY

Herzog & De Meuron + Ai Weiwei. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012
Publisher: Julia Peyton-Jones, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Joseph Rykwert
Photograpy: Serpentine unless otherwise stated
Artistic design: Herzog & de Meuron, Ai Weiwei, Donald Mark, Aliénor de Chambrier

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: BUILDING MONOGRAPHY

Vecchio Ospizio San Gottardo
Publisher: Park Books, Zurich
Editor: Michael Hanak
Authors: Hubertus Adam, Kilian T. Elsasser, Michael Hanak, Dick Marty, Quintus Miller, Paola Maranta and Jean-Luc von Aarburg
Photographer: Ruedi Walti
Artistic design: Jürg Schönenberger

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: BUILDING MONOGRAPHY

Venturing Permanence
Publisher: gta Verlag Zurich
Editors: Ivica Brnic, Florian Graf, Wolfgang Rossbauer, Christina Lenart
Artistic design: Prill Vieceli Cremers

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: TEXTBOOK ON MATERIAL SCIENCE

Über Putz. Oberflächen entwickeln und realisieren
Publisher: gta Verlag, Zurich
Editors: Annette Spiro, Pinar Gönül, Hartmut Göhler
Artistic design: Nadine Rinderer

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

IN TOUCH. Landscape Architecture Europe
Publisher: Landscape Architecture Europe Foundation (Harry Harsema) with Blauwdruk Wageningen, The Netherlands, and Birkhäuser, Basel
Editors: Lisa Diedrich, Mark Hendriks, Claudia Moll, Thierry Kandjee
Authors: Steven Delva, Maria Helström, Maria Goula, Eric Luiten, Anna Zahonero, Mads Farsø, Ingrid Sarlöv Herlin, ana Kucan, Hille von Segern, Sva Riesto, Martin Søberg, Elen Braae and Meto Vroom
Selction of the projects: Michael van Gessel, Antonio Angelillo, Lilli Licka, Tone Lindheim, João Ferreira Nunes
Photography: Thierry Kandjee, Hans Dijkstra, Harry Cock, Jeroen Musch, Harry Harsema and many others
Artistic design: Daphne de Bruijn, Harry Harsema, Jana and Hilde Meeus
Printing: Lecturis: Paul van Mameren & Trudy Dorrepaal

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

Berlin, Fruchtstraße am 27. März 1952
Publisher: hatje cantz, Ostfildern
Editors: Annett Gröschner, Arwed Messmer
Authors: Annett Gröschner, Arwed Messmer, Fritz Tiedemann
Artistic design: Carsten Eisfeld, Annett Gröschner, Arwed Messmer

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: MONOGRAPHY

Le Corbusier. Möbel und Interieurs 1905–1965
Publisher: Scheidegger + Spiess, Zurich
Editor: Arthur Rüegg
Author: Arthur Rüegg in collaboration with Klaus Spechtenhauser
Artistic design: Guido Widmer

PRIZE \ CATEGORY: ART PROJECT

Reasons for Walling a House
Publisher: Ruby Press, Berlin
Editor: Peter Swinnen 51N4E, Brussels
Artistic design: Julian Schubert, Elena Schütz, Leonard Streich


SHORTLIST

Alltagsorte in der Stadtregion. Atlas experimenteller Kartografie
Publisher: Reimer Verlag Berlin
Author: Andrea Benze
Artistic design: Torsten Köchlin

Atomkraft
Publisher: Edition Panorama Mannheim
Author: Thorsten Klapsch , Thilo Hilpert \ Nachwort Susanne Hauser
Photographer: Thorsten Klapsch,
Artistic design: Thorsten Klapsch,Marcus Bela Schmitt and Edition Panorama

Barents Lessons. Teaching and Research in Architecture
Publisher: Park Books, Zurich
Editors: Harry Guger et al.
Photography: Eik Frenzel, Iaba-Studenten
Artistic design: Ludovic Balland, Typography Cabinet, mit Siri Bachmann

Baumeister der Revolution.
Sowjetische Kunst und Architektur 1915–1935

Publisher: Mehring Verlag Essen
Authors: Richard Pare, Christina Lodder,Maria Tsantsanoglou, Jean-Louis Cohen et al.
Photography: Richard Pare
Artistic design: Unlimited London, Frank Müschke dwb, Klartext Medienwerkstatt

Kleine Häuser. Zeitgenössische japanische Wohnbauten
Publisher: Birkhäuser \ de Gruyter Basel
Author: Claudia Hildner
Artistic design: Claudia Hildner, Andrea Wiegelmann, David Lorente

Landschaften. Eine Architekturtheorie in Bildern von René Furer
Publisher: Edition Hochparterre Zürich
Editor: Ina Hirschbiel Schmid
Authors: René Furer, Roger Diener et al.
Photography: René Furer
Artistic design: Juliane Wollensack

L’Architecture engagée – Manifeste zur Veränderung der Gesellschaft
Detail Verlag München
Publisher: Winfried Nerdinger et al.
Authors: Klaus von Beyme, Franziska Bollerey et al.
Artistic design: Heinz Hiltbrunner

Le Corbusier: Béton Brut and Ineffable Space, 1940–1965
Publisher: EPFL Press Lausanne
Editor: Frederick Fenter
Authors: Robert Gargiani / Anna Rosellini
Photography: Reproductions Fondation Le Corbusier
Artistic design: Paola Ranzini Pallvicini, Studio Pagina

Max Dudler
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg
Editor: Alexander Bonte
Authors: Ludwig Oechslin, Michael Mönninger
Photography: Stefan Müller, Max Dudler
Artistic design: T616 Veruschka Götz Berlin in collaboration with Daniela Ziegen

Typology. Hong Kong, Rome, New York, Buenos Aires
Park Books, Zurich
Publisher: Emmanuel Christ et al.
Authors: Fernando Diez, Victoria Easton, Francesco Garofalo, Carol Herselie Krinsky, Hendrik Tieben
Artistic design: Ludovic Balland, Typography Cabinet, mit Siri Bachmann, Adrien Moreillon


DATES

Public award ceremony & media conference – closed
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Deutsches Architekturmuseum \ Library
Hedderichstr. 108–110, 60596 Frankfurt am Main

Presentation of the awarded books at the Frankfurt Book Fair
11–14 October 2012
Hall 4.1, Centre for Photography and Illustration, booth N558


JURY

External jury members

Wolfgang Bachmann \ Editor Baumeister, Munich
Christoph Bürkle \ Author an Publisher, Zurich
Dirk Fütterer \ FH Bielefeld Institut für Buchgestaltung \ Prize Winner 2011
Uwe Dettmar \ Architecture Photographer, Frankfurt
Marietta Andreas \ Chairwoman Gesellschaft der Freunde des DAM

Internal jury members

Peter Cachola Schmal \ Director DAM
Annette Becker \ Curator DAM
Oliver Elser \ Curator DAM
Christina Budde \ Curator Education DAM \ Coordination DAM International Architectural Book Award 2012
Brita Köhler \ Press Officer DAM
Evelyn Steiner \ Scientific Trainee DAM

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