ARCHITECTURE OF BERLIN
New Architecture Berlin 1990-2000 by Martin Kieren and Andreas Gottlieb
Hempel, JOVI9, 1999. Chronicled description of many of Berlin's buildings. Includes pictures and models.
Rebuilding the Reichstag by Norman Foster and David Jenkins, Overlook Press,
2000. Essays by Foster and others on the re-design of this city
center including Foster's sketches, photos, and archives, as well as plans for
the building from its beginning to its recent development.
Capital Dilemma: Germany's Search for a New Architecture
of Democracy by Michael Z. Wise,
Princeton Architectural Press, 1998.
Seasoned journalist M. Wise gathers a series of interviews in order to
address the issues of Berlin's phobia against monumental architecture and the
recent changes in Berlin. Highly
reviewed with good photography.
Twentieth-Century Museums Vol. I by James Russell, Phaidon, 1999. The
first in a series of books that aims to provide the reader with a chance to
compare and contrast various museum designs and
sections on Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe and The National Gallery.
Calatrava Berlin: Five Projects by Michael S. Cullen and Heinrich Helfenstein (photos),
Birkhauser, 1996. Commentary and description with many illustrations of the
architect's two bridges built in
Berlin as well as his unbuilt plans for the train station, Reichstag, and
The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the
Urban Landscape by Brian Ladd, Univ.
of Chicago, 1998. Critical review
of the state of fusion in the city of Berlin with the blending of
architecture, ancient history, new building, memories, and national identity
all raising important questions and debates for the future of the city's
The Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago by Hans M. Wingler, MIT Press,
reprint ed. of 1978 publication.
Daniel Libeskind Jewish Museum
- Berlin: Jewish Museum Berlin: Between the Lines by Bernhard Schneider, Daniel
Libeskind and Christian Brensing, Prestel USA, 1999.
Photos, floor plans and discussion of the acclaimed building.
Architecture and Politics in Germany, 1918-45 by B.M. Lane, Harvard University
Press, Cambridge, MA, 1968.
Critical analysis of German urban development exploring how political
issues and events influenced the
Berlin and Its Culture: A Historical Portrait by Ronald Taylor, Yale Univ. Press,
1997. Similar to issues tackled in
Capital Dilemma by M. Wise, this book investigates the question of what is 'city' culture. With an emphasis
on the personal lives of citizens Taylor records the history of Berlin. Many
illustrations, detailed maps to compare the growth of the city.
Faust's Metropolis: A History of Berlin by Alexandra
Richie, Carroll & Graf, 1999.
Extensive yet concise encyclopedic description of Berlin from the time
of Nero to Helmut Kohl. Includes not only history
but also military, culture, arts, music, work ethic, and literature.
Inside The Third Reich by Albert Speer, Wesdenfield and Nicolson, 1970. This book
is an English translation of Albert Speer's memoirs focusing on the years from
1933 to 1945 and his work under Hitler, providing intriguing personal insight
into the Nazi state.
Berlin: A Century of Change by Neal Ascherson, Prestel USA, 2000. Portrait of the city
in the 1920s through the lives of citizens and their work,
leisure, political engagements, and home.