I got second place for my symphony poster design. Anyhow, the Dean is paying for each of the four finalists to get any architecture book they want. We're going with our studio professors after studio today.
my school did this once, and then backed out. i think all the winners got a scholarship instead. pansies.
peter zumthor works or a+u extra addition
zumthor therme vals
sverre fehn works, projects, writings
morger + degelo monograph
dieter kienast monographs ('scaper)
concrete, masonry, or steel construction manuals (birkhauser)
the forthcoming glenn murcutt book by frampton
corb - polychromie architecturale by arthur ruegg
aldo rossi: drawings + paintings 81-91
any of the herzog + de meuron monograph books
carlo scarpa architecture atlas
walter pichler monographs
rammed earth by martin rauch
i suggest perusing around some of the online bookstores like william stout
I'm with AP: go with an El Croquis combo volume. They'll probably balk at the corb box set, but hey, you didn't make the rules and the dean did say "any book". Besides, they'll be proud of your nod to the mod.
i will go for a medieval copy of the bible... if u can get one from the Vaticane archives better.....
or some Hollywood mistress little black book ;) (thats where u can get clients)
he said any book right?? i mean he dont want to seem like the Dean who doesnt back up his promesses right??, make him work for it, he earns out of ur tuition anyways (so he's money is actually ur money)
even the a+u extra edition is creeping up there. william stout used to sell it for $70, now it's $500.
I saw a signed copy of the zumthor works on sell for $9,000. astounding.
petey's gotta have 70-80 copies stashed away that he sells for a few grand occaisionally when he is short on cash for his interns.