Max Dudler (ed.)
–Kontinuität / Continuity
Under the title of Continuity niggli Verlag has published a collector’s edition of seven monographs on the architect Max Dudler. Each of the seven brochures, which come in a slipcase, covers a subject dealing with the European city in the context of the buildings presented. The publications, which appeared over a period of about ten years, deal with the ongoing preoccupation of the firm with the expansion of our cities. The overview reveals how Dudler systematically developed his conceptual approach each time with a different thematic perspective drawn from the intellectual reservoir of the history of the city. Buildings like the Bewag Haus at am Gendarmenmarkt from 1997, the oldest work documented in the series, appear just as precise, concrete and current as when they were built. For Dudler his buildings are the material proof of his unflagging insistence on continuity as an important attitude for dealing with the city – from a physical as well as intellectual standpoint.