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Why do Architects wear black?

Why do Architects wear black?

100 contemporary architects, designers and draftsmen explain

An industry manager who left his white-blue, silver-shimmering world of car bodywork and dove into the pitch-black, mysterious world of architecture for the first time during a competition asked me one day: "Ms Rau, why do architects actually wear black?" Although I was wearing black and I am an architect I didn't have a spontaneous answer, so I responded: "Ask the other architects

That was in 2001, and it is why this small book came to be. I have asked the question at an international level and whenever it seems appropriate ever since. The sometimes amusing and other times programmatic or hair-splitting answers I have received over the last seven years are listed chronologically in this little black volume.

"Read, and please, don't ask me why architects wear black!" - Cordula Rau, 22. 02. 2008

Contains statements by Peter Eisenman, Francoise-Helene Jourda, Jaques Herzog, Rem Koolhaas etc.
111 figures
15,5cm, 204g
in deutscher und englischer Sprache

Hersteller: Springer Wien