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Max Alioth

Architect, Draughtsman, Trailblazer

The first book on the Basel-based Swiss architect Max Alioth.
Basel-born architect Max Alioth (1930–2010) was a prominent figure in the Swiss architecture and culture scene. Alioth was a cofounder of Basels’ Architecture Museum in 1984, which in 2006 became the Swiss Architecture Museum (SAM). Together with his wife Susanna Biedermann, he founded the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ÉSAV) in Marrakech, Morocco, for which he also designed the main campus building.
This first book on Max Alioth illuminates his achievements from various perspectives. Selected architectural designs from 1961 to 2007 are featured in detail through photographs, plans, and texts. These include single-family homes, a retirement home, multi-unit housing, Basel’s Museum of Antiquities, as well as the ÉSAV building in Marrakech. Moreover, the book introduces Alioth as a visual artist through reproductions of sketches, drawings, and watercolors. Essays by architect Roger Diener, the S AM’s director Andreas Ruby, the director of ÉSAV Vincent Melilli, and art historian and publicist Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus round out this volume.

172 pages | 71 color plates, 56 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 3/4

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