Hendrik Petrus Berlage : Complete Works
Active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Hendrik Petrus Berlage was an outstanding personality in twentieth-century Dutch architecture. His designing career consisted of extraordinary constructive achievements: the Amsterdam Stock Market, which recaptures romanesque forms by the austere simplicity of its volumes and its use of exposed brick; urbanistic plans for Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht, based on highly unitary compositional designs in open contrast with contemporary trends; as well as extremely controversial works such as the Christian Science church and the City Museum of The Hague. The book fills in the gaps in the architect's bibliography, focusing on the less explored areas, and offers a systematic index along with a catalogue of his writings, an ample selection of archive images and a largely unpublished photographic survey.
- Paperback | 268 pages
- 250 x 280 x 19.05mm | 1,383.46g
- 27 Feb 2003
- Electa Architecture
- London, United Kingdom
- w. 61 col. and 365 b&w ill.
Table of contents
Introduction; 'Eneheid in de Veelheid': Berlage's Architecture; Berlage and the Urbanistic Culture; Style and Type: The Collective Building; The Development of Dutch Architecture; Works; Writings Catalogue; Bibliography
About Mondadori Electa SpA
Sergio Polano, born in Modena in 1950, is an architect and professor of industrial design at the Ferrara School of Architecture and editor of the Italian magazine Casabella. He has designed many exhibition installations, including those for shows on Carlo Scarpa, James Stirling and Louis Kahn. Author's Residence: Ferrara, Italy