Forms of Practice

Irina Davidovici
Forms of Practice
German-Swiss Architecture 1980–2000

2nd edition (revised and expanded) 2018
17 x 24 cm, softcover with flap
375 pages, 186 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-378-7
CHF 65.00 / EUR 58.00

Designed by von Cartlidge Levene


During the 1980s and 1990s, German-Swiss architecture gained international recognition for its constructive and aesthetic coherence. Irina Davidovici discusses the cultural and theoretical conditions of this architecture as facets of an artistic attitude. Her external view focuses on the international relevance of this phenomenon and on common values despite the implicit conflict potential between individual solutions, artistic integrity and economic interests. The second edition has been extended by various case studies and deals with additional topics that lead to new interpretative approaches.