Hans Foncke
Hans Foncke
teaches Architectureal History at the St. Lucas Institute, Ghent, °1965

Ghent

If anyone is addicted to books it is Hans Foncke! He buys lots and lots of them. And he reads them all as well! In the morning over breakfast, at lunchtime and then for a couple more hours in the evening. The theme running through his collection is architecture, but then in the broadest possible sense. His speciality is anything to do with the baroque (he is currently reading a bumper 600-pager in German about the seventeenth-century baroque interiors of Gothic churches in Germany), and he often travels to Rome and Berlin. But Hans is also interested in modern architecture and so he chose a publication about Félix Candela, the catalogue of the 'Cold War Modern' exhibition in London, a book about his favourite modern architect Bruno Taut and one about Le Corbusier's use of colour, 'Mies and Modern Living' and the 'Team Ten' book which accompanied the exhibition he visited a few years ago at the NAI in Rotterdam.

 

BOOKS BOUGHT

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Bruno Taut. Master of Colourful Architecture in Berlin

Winfried Brenne

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Cold War Modern

Jane Pavitt, David Crowley

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De architectonische kleur

Jan de Heer

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Félix Candela - Out of print

Maria E. Moreyra Garlock and David P. Billington

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Mies and Modern Living

Edited by Helmut Reuter, Birgit Schulte

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Team 10, 1953 - 1981

Max Risselada en Dirk van den Heuvel (red.)

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