The Deutsches Historisches Museum of Berlin and the project by Aldo Rossi: developments in Rossi's research, and the polemical impulses involved in the creative process.
[Aldo Rossi. Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin] “Works and Projects” intends to present, with philological attention and the greatest possible range, constructions and research that represent significant steps in the development of modern and contemporary architecture.
This is the reasoning behind the publication of one of the more recent works of Aldo Rossi: the project for the Museum of German History in Berlin. The volume reconstructs the entire creative process, from the first competition entry (1988) to the final design of a work that has exemplary characteristics, and a fine illustration of developments in this phase of Rossi’s research.
The various sections organize a wealth of materials, from sketches to definitive graphics, outlining a path in which it is easy to glimpse the polemical impulses involved in the work of an architect who was emotionally engaged by the ideal implications and historical references implicit in the project.