Steiner's Diary
About Architecture Since 1959
Edited by Kunstuniversiät Linz


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For forty years, Dietmar Steiner was a leading voice in contemporary architecture. Throughout his career, he has also lectured at universities and written widely as a scholar and critic. Capping a remarkable and still influential career, Steiner’s Diary is the most comprehensive collection of his writings to date, including some previously unpublished pieces. Steiner’s Diary takes readers through four decades of architectural history that represent some of the discipline’s most fascinating historical developments.

Contemporary Art, Essay / Literature
This volumen is a succinct review of many years observing contemporary architecture. The writings and interviews by Dietmar Steiner, one of Austria's most eminent architectural publicists will be welcomed by architects, architectural historians, and anyone with an interest in architecture’s role in society today. The book includes lectures; interviews; articles published in daily newspapers and magazines, and longer essays on a variety of topics. Steiner brings to his work a keen critical acumen that draws on decades of travel, research, and contact with renowned international architects, such as Rob Krier, Hermann Czech, Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, Lacaton+Vassal, Jon Jerde, Rural Studio, Wang Shu, or Alexander Brodsky. At the same time, his articles and essays are often amplified by personal observations and experiences.

Dietmar Steiner, (1951-2020) was the founding director of the Architekturzentrum Wien, taught at the Vienna University of Applied Sciences, and was president of the International Confederation of Architecture Museums.


321 color, 29 b/w 

400 pages, 350 illustrations
Flexibook, 24.5x30 cm
German, English
Park Books, 1st edition 2016
ISBN 9783038600329