Max Dudler's work and his original approach to composition over more than 30 years of intensive activity, by publishing more than 500 of his projects, many of which are shown here for the first time.
The renewed interest of contemporary architectural culture in rational architecture is highlighted by the increasing number of publications analyzing this expressive phenomenon. All things considered, Max Dudler’s work is both a symbol and a renewal of this unusual way of interpreting architecture in modern cities. An important cultural figure in Berlin, where he lives and works, he collaborates not only with studios in Berlin but also in Frankfurt-am-Main and Zurich. In addition to his professional work, he has a busy teaching schedule at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf.
The book examines his original approach to composition, developed over more than 30 years of intensive activity, by publishing more than 500 of his projects, many of which are shown here for the first time. The architect’s daily creative grind, tackled in an extremely consistent way and with great inventive freedom, is shown through original drawings and sketches, collected here for the first time in a single volume for easy consultation.
The projects, many of which have been completed or are still in progress, are extensively documented in the book’s rich iconographic content, enabling us to appreciate the excellence of the architectural solutions. The intensive design activity is described here so that we can learn more about the various devices employed for solutions to all kinds of compositions, from single-family homes and impressive public buildings to parts of towns. The book comes with a complete list of works and a bibliography. Furthermore, the book contains critical articles by Francesco Dal Co, Werner Oechslin, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Annalisa Trentin, Martin Mosebach and Francesco Saverio Fera.