| Bibliophilic and atmospheric: the architecture book about architecture books
| Valuables from the work of Wiel Arets Architects (WAA)
| With photographs by artist Bas Princen
The multi-talented architect Wiel Arets (*1955 in Heerrlen) is also known as a designer, author, and editor of many books and series of books, and is a professor at the arts universities in Berlin, Madrid, and Washington. In this publication he links his interest in architecture to a passion for books. This architecturally ambitious book presents about ten projects by Wiel Arets, Architects (WAA), which was founded in 1993 and has branches in Amsterdam, Berlin, Maastricht, and Zurich. At the same time it is a book about the increasing importance of architecture books and their design development in recent decades. The concentrated photographs by Dutch photographer Bas Princen not only capture the atmosphere of the works and buildings, but also convey the impact and powerful symbolism of architecture in its primeval sense, as protective shelter.