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Hans Hollein


The great Hans Hollein Extra Edition of a+u (Architecture and Urbanism) published in Tokyo in 1985 and long out of print.

This publication makes for probably the most generous monograph ever published on Hans Hollein, Austrian architect and designer and key figure of postmodern architecture (30 March 1934 – 24 April 2014).

Lavishly illustrated with photography, sketches and plan drawings across 260 pages, this dense book profiles his realised architectural buildings (including the incredible Retti Candle Shop, Austrian Travel Agencies, Schullin Jewelry Shops, Perchtoldsdorf Town Hall, Munincipal Museum Abteiberg Monchengladbach, amongst many more); miscellaneous realised works (including his many furniture and object designs for Herman Miller, Memphis, Poltronova, Alessi, Wittmann) and interiors, exhibition and stage designs (for the Milan Triennale, Venice Biennale and many more); his unrealised projects (all visualised through plans and photography of Hollein’s architectural models), and accompanied by essays from Kenneth Frampton and Joseph Rykwert, an introduction, a biography and a list of works.

A must for anyone interested in the breadth of this great designer’s work through the 1960s-1980s.

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean copy throughout, light wear from age, some rubbing to spine/covers overall very good) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Peter Cook
1961-1989 (a+u Extra Edition)

First and only printing from 1989 of this a+u Extra Edition volume dedicated to the work of Peter Cook – English architect, writer, creator of the “Plug-In City” and central founding member of Archigram, an avant-garde architectural group formed in the 1960s – based at the Architectural Association, London and seen as forefathers of radical architecture, leading the way for groups such as Archizoom and Superstudio.

This book is entirely comprised of Cook’s incredible, unique and highly influential neofuturistic renderings, airbrush paintings and collages for designs of hypothetical architectural projects, environment design, domestic landscapes and city plans. Through exquisite sci-fi pop technical drawings, Cook created radical alternatives to cities, houses and other architectural archetypes. A large majority of the works never appearing in any other book. Beautifully printed in Japan with vivid full-colour illustrations from cover to cover, including many fold-outs. Texts in English and Japanese. A very lovely volume on this visionary architect and thinker.

* Condition: Very Good (excellent tight, clean copy) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Peter Cook - 1961-1989
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