Venice Biennale 2012: “Lars Müller Publishers - Book Fever”

Venice Biennale 2012: “Lars Müller Publishers - Book Fever”
Courtesy of Lars Müller Publishers

Join the authors and editors of Lars Müller Publishers for a rare book signing opportunity with architects Wang Shu, Sou Fujimoto, and Steven Holl on August 28th at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale! This event will kick off the exhibition Lars Müller Publishers – Book Fever, which will feature sixty publications – new releases, bestsellers, milestones from the past, and rare treasures – for the public to explore.

Founded thirty years ago, Lars Müller Publishers’ carefully edited and designed publications on architecture, design, and contemporary art has lead them to become a renowned international publisher. One milestone you may remember was their release of Peter Zumthor’s Works (1998), which was the first survey of the oeuvre of the architect now known worldwide that set new standards for the monograph as a book genre.

Continue after the break for more details on the book signing and exhibition.

Lars Müller Publishers is known for their historical documentation and monographs on extraordinary architects. They have released numerous books on renowned architects, including Peter Eisenman, Kenneth Frampton, Buckminster Fuller, Gigon/Guyer, Herzog & de Meuron, Steven Holl, Louis Kahn, Zaha Hadid, SANAA, Sauerbruch Hutton, Alison and Peter Smithson, and Günther Vogt.

Today Lars Müller Publishers concentrates on the individual design process, the “invention” of a structure as visualized in the authorsʼ sketchbooks and drawings. Current illustrated titles include books on Sou Fujimoto, Eduardo Souto de Moura, and Wang Shu, this yearʼs winner of the Pritzker Prize.

The company is also interested in the historical and present-day development of cities, as well as in approaches to solving the social and economic problems of the future. An example of this is Ecological Urbanism, a title published in 2009 in cooperation with the Harvard Graduate School of Design – a collaboration that continues with three new releases, Instigations: Engaging Architecture, Landscape, and the City; Kenzo Tange: Architecture for the World; and In the Life of Cities.

Exhibition: Lars Müller Publishers – Book Fever Date: Monday, August 27 – Sunday, September 16 Location: Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice

Event: Book signing with architects Wang Shu, Sou Fujimoto, and Steven Holl Date: August 28, 2012; 2:30pm – 3:30pm Location: Padiglione svizzero, Giardini pubblici Host: Lars Müller Publishers

Courtesy of Lars Müller Publishers

Exhibitions by Lars Müller Publishers partners and authors:

  • Peter Eisenman

  • Olafur Eliasson
Kenneth Frampton
  • Gigon/Guyer Architects
  • Zaha Hadid
  • Herzog & de Meuron

  • Steven Holl
Jasper Morrison

  • Mohsen Mostafavi and Hélène Binet

  • SANAA / Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa
  • Eduardo Souto de Moura
  • Emilio Tuñón

  • Urban-Think Tank / Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner
  • Günther Vogt

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Venice Biennale 2012: “Lars Müller Publishers - Book Fever”" 24 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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