Albert Speer

Albert Speer

Architecture 1932-1942

Book - 2013
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Architect Leon Krier asks, "Can a war criminal be a great artist?" Speer, Adolf Hitler's architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest architectural and urban oeuvres of modern times. First published in 1985 to an acute and critical reception, this title is a lucid, wide-ranging study of an important neoclassical architect. Yet is is simultaneously much more: a philosophical rumination on art and politics, good and evil. With aid from a new introduction by influential American architect Robert A.M. Stern, Krier candidly confronts the great difficulty of disentangling the architecture and urbanism of Albert Speer from its political intentions. Krier bases his study on interviews with Speer just before his death. The projects presented center on his plan for Berlin, an unprecedented modernization of the city intended to be the capital of Europe.
Publisher: New York : Monacelli Press, c2013
ISBN: 9781580933544
1580933548
Branch Call Number: 720.943 KRIER
Characteristics: 251 p. : ill. (some col.), plans ; 33 cm
Alternative Title: Albert Speer : Architektur

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