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Albert Speer : architecture 1932-1942 / Leon Krier ; foreword by Robert A.M. Stern

Publication | Library Call Number: NA1088.S56 A4 2013
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Architect Leon Krier asks, "Can a war criminal be a great artist?" Speer, Adolf Hitler's architect of choice, happens to be responsible for one of the boldest architectural and urban oeuvres of modern times. First published in 1985 to an acute and critical reception, this title is a lucid, wide-ranging study of an important neoclassical architect. Yet is is simultaneously much more: a philosophical rumination on art and politics, good and evil. With aid from a new introduction by influential American architect Robert A.M. Stern, Krier candidly confronts the great difficulty of disentangling the architecture and urbanism of Albert Speer from its political intentions. Krier bases his study on interviews with Speer just before his death. The projects presented center on his plan for Berlin, an unprecedented modernization of the city intended to be the capital of Europe.

Other Title
Albert Speer : Architektur.
Krier, Léon.
New York : Monacelli Press, c2013
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