The Pavilion

Pleasure and Polemics in Architecture

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The Pavilion
Pleasure and Polemics in Architecture

Text(s) by Barry Bergdoll, Kerstin Bußmann, Beatriz Colomina, Nikolaus Hirsch, Johan Bettum, contributions by Ben van Berkel, ed. Peter Cachola Schmal

German, English

2009. 192 pp., 161 ills.


16.80 x 24.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2494-4

Pleasure and Polemics in Architecture examines both the history and the contemporary state of pavilion architecture. This historical survey consists of two parts: first, the examination of a group of twentieth-century pavilions—categorical examples that form an architectural typology and can be interpreted as such—and second, a comprehensive collection of essays.

This outstanding analysis has been produced by students of architecture at Frankfurt’s Städelschule. In the theoretical section, well-known authors discuss the materials used in pavilions, starting with influences from the Orient, India, and Asia, and moving on to significant twentieth-century pavilions and today’s issue of temporary buildings somewhere between art and architecture. In addition, this volume documents the research and development of a summer pavilion for the garden at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt done by the offices of Barkow Leibinger and Werner Sobek.

Exhibition schedule: DAM Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt/Main July 11–September 20, 2009

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