07/06/2012: The exhibition catalogue

Choreography of the masses. In sport. In the stadium. In a frenzy.

Edited Volkwin Marg
for the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Author Gert Kähler
Language English
Images mainly colour illustrated
Softcover with flaps 256 pages
Size 21,5 x 27.5 cm
Price Euro 32.00  sFr 43.20
Publisher Jovis
ISBN 978-3-86859-164-4

Also available in German
Catalog can be ordered from Jovis 

Website for the exhibition


Following the Football European Championship UEFA EURO 2012, in this book the Akademie der Künste in Berlin focuses on the stadium as a key public space and as a venue for holding mass events.

Volkwin Marg, a member of the Akademie anda founding partner of gmp von Gerkan, Marg and Partners architects, presents the historicocultural interplay of sport, architecture, and fan culture, together with the historian of architecture
Gert Kähler and Michael Kuhn (gmp).

The content of the six chapters ranges from the sacred background to contests in ancient times to the current politicization and commercialization of sport. The authors place sport and sporting venues in the context of social and political circumstances in ancient times, under National Socialism and in the post-war era, with the stadium as the architectural reflection of the social structure.