architecture : theory and strategy

coast wise europe, lisbon exhibition

object book presentation - europe: coast wise subject presentation + exhibition date september 1998 words > - pages 320 author edited by jan de graaf, d’laine camp thanks all participating universities, professors, teachers and students

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at the 1998 lisbon world expo, coast wise europe the travelling exhibition reached its final destination, and the masterpiece atlas of the european coast was presented to the public. it was the closing event for 4 years of very inspiring international collaboration in education.

Europe: Coast Wise, An Anthology of Reflections on Architecture and Tourism

Edited by Jan de Graaf, D’Laine Camp
Designed by Nikki Gonnissen, Thomas Widdershoven

320 pp / 340 x 250 mm / hardcover / € 52.18
ISBN 90 6450 250 1

Ranging from the Bosphorus to the Barents Sea, is a unique compilation created by more than twenty schools of architecture representing nearly all of Europe's coastal countries. In twenty-one chapters, each featuring a single country, every participating school charted a coastal strip approximately 100 kilometres long. These areas line three major bodies of water vital to the history of Europe: the Baltic, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.This lavishly illustrated book propagates a critical geography of tourism and responds to the many forms taken by this growing international pastime. A hike through the Finnish Archipelago provides a story virtually free of tourism. The Prora complex on the German island of Rügen evokes the origins of organised seaside culture. Spain's Costa Brava reveals the consequences of modern mass tourism. Europe: Coast Wise discusses architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. Although it deals with the present, while keeping an eye on the past, its main interest lies in future oriented arguments. The sea as public domain emerges as a source of inspiration.

Award for High Design Quality (German Prize for Communication Design, Essen)
Graphic Awards (The International Design Magazine)