This pocket guide, designed as a useful tool for tourists interested in architecture, also offers reflections on the outstanding results, but also the problems, of 20th-century architecture in Germany.
[Guide to 20th-century architecture. Germany] This pocket guide to 20th-century architecture in Germany offers an exemplary selection, based on historical and non-aesthetic criteria, of over five hundred buildings inside the borders of the present German Federal Republic. It includes the monumental Wilhelmian and National Socialist works, and the buildings of Berlin (the “restored” city, and the one with the greatest coverage in this book), without overlooking the specific historical situations in which the works were made.
Besides the indispensable features of a guide (images/place/address/architect/date), each profile includes brief comments and an essential bibliography specific to each work; the book also includes an index of architects.