Mels Crouwel

Architect / The Netherlands / Benthem Crouwel Architects

Mels Crouwel’s Book List

Just a selection—old and new.

12 books
Reyner Banham

Especially good for the work of Archigram—the most beautiful drawing is “Walking City” by Ron Herron.

Willy Boesiger Editor

I borrowed this set of books from my father, Wim Crouwel, and read them thoroughly. Everything has already been invented by this genius architect.

Alfred Döblin

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1980 television miniseries adaption of this 1929 novel is also worth seeing.

Jonathan Franzen

American life.

Gabriel García Márquez

Real storytelling.

Mark Girouard

During my studies I made a trip to visit all the completed buildings and sites of non-completed works by James Stirling. It was also the first time I saw Norman Foster’s work.

Rem Koolhaas
Bruce Mau

Nice to browse through the images. Content and form are one. Beginning of too many thick books.

Anatole Kopp

Still modern.

Joan Kron
Suzanne Slesin

I browsed a lot through this book during the first years of our office.

John Neuhart
Marilyn Neuhart
Ray Eames

Beautiful overview of these all-rounders.

Franz Schulze

The argument with the client of Mies’s Farnsworth House is particularly intriguing and shocking. I have visited the house—incredibly beautiful.

Deyan Sudjic

A great combination of architects and work assembled by Deyan Sudjic. I have drawn a lot of inspiration from this book.

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