Item description for The Kitchen: Life World, Usage, Perspectives (Living Concepts) by Klaus Spechtenhauser...
The culture of the kitchen -- a sophisticated portrayal for planners and users.
The kitchen is regaining its role as the central living space in home life. Since the 1990s the kitchen has moved into the fashion and design spotlight, and this publication now examines and reviews its significance in an architectural, cultural, social and economical context. The authors and contributors look at important developments and revolutionary kitchen concepts of the last decades including standardised kitchens and open kitchenliving spaces; they also review design basics, current trends, the changing demands posed by patch-work families or single person households. Even culinary aspects are included. This is a book which should certainly have its place in every 21st century kitchen. Our new book series "Living concepts" presents clearly and concisely selected topics relating to aspects of the home. It is aimed at general readers as well as specialists, and edited by the ETH Wohnforum Zurich.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.8" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.5" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 9, 2005
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764372818 ISBN13 9783764372811
Availability 0 units.
More About Klaus Spechtenhauser
Klaus Spechtenhauser is an art historian and Slavist. Since 2002 he has been a research associate at the ETH Wohnforum/Center for Cultural Studies in Architecture. From 2002 to 2007 he was an assistant professor under Prof. Arthur RA1/4egg in the Architecture Department at the EidgenAssische Technische Hochschule (ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich. Journalistic activities on the architectural and cultural history of the twentieth century.
Michelle Corrodi was an assistant professor under Prof. Herbert Kramel from 2000 to 2001. Since 2002 she has been a research associate at the ETH Wohnforum/Center for Cultural Studies in Architecture in the Architecture Department at the EidgenAssische Technische Hochschule (ETH, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) in Zurich. Since 2005 she has been a copywriter for the architectural firm of Baumschlager & Eberle. Her primary focuses are architectural and cultural history and housing construction.
Gerhard Auer has been a practicing architect and urban designer since 1967. Since 1980 he has been a professor of design at the Technische UniversitAt Braunschweig (Braunschweig Technical University). He is active as a researcher and expert consultant in Germany and abroad. He is the author of numerous publications on architectural theory and co-editor of the journal Daidalos. Since the 1980s he has focused on light-related subjects. He produces works of light art in public spaces and curates light art exhibitions.