DK Eyewitness Pocket Map and Guide: Berlin (Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide) - VARIOUS
Paperback. Pub Date: 2011. Pages: 80 in Publisher: Dorling Kindersley The DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide Berlin will lead you straight to the best attractions...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2011. Pages: 80 in Publisher: Dorling Kindersley The DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide Berlin will lead you straight to the best attractions in this fascinating city. It is fully illustrated with coverage of all the major areas and attractions in Berlin; from the world-famous palaces at Sanssouci to the ever-changing neighbourhood of Potsdam. There's comprehensive area-by-area information and referencing. plus recommendations for the best hotels. restaurants. bars. shops and nightlife. You won ' t miss a thing on your trip as this handy travel guide includes an ingenious and easy-to-use fold-out map. ensuring you'll never get lost when exploring the sights. The DK Eyewitness Pocket Map & Guide Berlin is your ultimate guide . whether you're navigating Berlin's biggest attractions or simply looking for great places to eat and drink. DK Eyewitness Pocket Map...
Hitler's Raid to Save Mussolini: The Most Infamous Commando Operation of World War II - Greg Annussek
Paperback. Pub Date: 2006 Pages: 350 Publisher: Da Capo Press This is the first book to tell the incredible story of the most famous German commando operation...... more
Paperback. Pub Date: 2006 Pages: 350 Publisher: Da Capo Press This is the first book to tell the incredible story of the most famous German commando operation of World War II - the dramatic and daring rescue of Benito Mussolini. As the Allied invasion of Italy pressed on through the summer of 1943. the strutting dictator. Mussolini. was overthrown and imprisoned by his own people in a remote mountaintop resort. Furious at the turn of events. Adolf Hitler. II Duce's sworn ally. promised to rescue Mussolini and restore the Rome-Berlin Axis. On September 12th. a small convoy of glider aircraft suddenly began crash-landing near the hotel-prison where Mussolini was held and German commandos poured out of the half-wrecked planes. The soldiers quickly overwhelmed the hotel and seized Mussolini. who had watched the drama unfold from a second-story window. Hitler's rescue of Mussolin...
Hilmer & Sattler und Albrecht: Architecture and Urban Planning 2004-2010 - Anna Stuler
HardCover Pub Date: 08 2006 Pages: 240 Publisher: Prestel The Firm of Hilmer & Sattler und Alecht has been making headlines after winning the Competition to...... more
HardCover Pub Date: 08 2006 Pages: 240 Publisher: Prestel The Firm of Hilmer & Sattler und Alecht has been making headlines after winning the Competition to design the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. This book highlights their Prolific output from 2004 to 2010 and features housing projects. hotels. office buildings. retail shops and private residences in Germany. Switzerland. and other countries. Full-colour photographs. sketches. and detailed plans reveal the firm's talent for incorporating classic European principles into cutting-edge buildings.
Berlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already Germany has seen some frightening changes. As the city prepares to host the 1936...... more
Berlin 1934. The Nazis have been in power for just eighteen months but already Germany has seen some frightening changes. As the city prepares to host the 1936 Olympics, Jews are being expelled from all German sporting organisations - a blatant example of discrimination. Forced to resign as a homicide detective with Berlin's Criminal Police, Bernie is now house detective at the famous Adlon Hotel. Two bodies are found - one a businessman and the other a Jewish boxer. As Bernie digs to unearth the truth, he discovers a vast labour and construction racket designed to take advantage of the huge sums the Nazis are spending to showcase the new Germany to the world. It is a plot that finds its dramatic and violent conclusion twenty years later in pre-revolutionary Cuba.
Ferdinand von Schirach's The Collini Case has been at the top of the German charts since publication and will be loved by all fans of Bernhard Schlink and John...... more
Ferdinand von Schirach's The Collini Case has been at the top of the German charts since publication and will be loved by all fans of Bernhard Schlink and John le Carre. A murder. A murderer. No motive. For thirty-four years Fabrizio Collini has worked diligently for Mercedes Benz. He is a quiet and respectable person until the day he visits one of Berlin's most luxurious hotels and kills an innocent man. Young attorney Caspar Leinen takes the case. Getting Collini a not-guilty verdict would make his name. But too late he discovers that Collini's victim - an industrialist of some renown - is known to him. Now Leinen is caught in a professional and personal dilemma. Collini admits the murder but won't say why he did it, forcing Leinen to defend a man who won't put up a defence. And worse, a close friend and relation of the victim insists that he give up the case. His reputation, his career and this friendship are all at risk. Then he makes a discovery that goes way beyond his own petty concerns and exposes a terrible and deadly truth at the heart of German justice The Collini Case is a masterful court room drama that will have readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. A magnificent storyteller . ( Der Spiegel ). A murder trial full of political explosiveness: thrilling, clever, staggering . ( Focus ). Terrific . ( Elle ). Ferdinand von Schirach brilliantly draws you under his spell . ( Bunte ). Ferdinand von Schirach was born in Munich in 1964. Today he works as one of Germany's most prominent defence lawyers in Berlin. His short story collections Crime and Guilt became instant bestsellers in Germany and are translated in over thirty territories.
Architecture Now! Volume 4 proves that the best keep getting better, with new names from all over the world and the most exciting and unique buildings and...... more
Architecture Now! Volume 4 proves that the best keep getting better, with new names from all over the world and the most exciting and unique buildings and designs. As always, easy-to-navigate illustrated A-Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and website addresses. Here are just a few of the projects that are featured in the book: a shelter for the needy made out of sandbags; Nomadic Museum made by Shigeru Ban out of shipping containers; a tree house in Germany; New Museums that have been built by Gehry, Mansilla and Tunon, Richard Meier or Herzog & de Meuron; the BMW Central Building in Leipzig by Zaha Hadid; Klein Dytham's amazing Wedding Chapel in Japan; Design hotels in Berlin, Sao Paulo, and Cerro Paranal, Chile; the new masterpiece by Rem KoolhaasOMA - the Central Library in Seattle; private houses in Mexico City, Sao Paulo, Corsica, and Great Mackerel Beach, Australia; Mix Las Vegas by Patrick Jouin; A tower that will grow like a tree in New York; With-it architects like David Adjaye, Caramel, Graftlab, Jakob +MacFarlane, Asymptote or Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis; and artists who take on architectural space like Anselm Kiefer, Frank Stella and Bill Viola, or architects who are interested in art, like Peter Eisenman.
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew...... more
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: A beautiful woman is suddenly forced to rely on her wits on a cold night in December in this character study from Germany. Valerie (Agata Buzek) was a successful fashion model when she was living in Paris in her mid-twenties, but now she's turned thirty and her career is not what it used to be. With her bank account empty, Valerie can no longer afford the fancy hotel room that had been her home for several months, or even get her car out of their underground parking garage. The photographer who discovered Valerie and was her lover for years (Birol Unel) has found a new protégé and isn't interested in her anymore, while Valerie's agent (Sabine Vitua) tells her in no uncertain terms her career is probably over. While she's able to use her looks and charm to persuade Andre (Devid Streisow), a parking attendant, to let her sleep in her car, she finds herself essentially homeless in Berlin with Christmas just around the corner. Valerie can still turn heads with the right dress and make-up, but with no cash or practical skills, she's forced to turn to others to supply her with food, drinks and cigarettes, and flirts with the idea of prostitution in order to support herself. Valerie was the first directorial effort from cinematographer Birgit Moller. ...Valerie
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary,...... more
Germany released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Commentary, Interactive Menu, Music Video, Photo Gallery, Short Film, SYNOPSIS: A computer hacker moves from virtual vandalism to the real thing in this independent drama. Peter (Stephan Kampwirth) is a computer expert who has become obsessed with hacking into other people's systems -- so much so that one day, while picking through someone's files, his girlfriend drowns in the bathtub following a drug overdose, without Peter ever noticing until it's too late. Thrown into a panic, he flees his Berlin apartment shortly after calling the police, and goes on the lam in Cologne. Not wanting to call attention to himself by checking into a hotel, Peter breaks into empty apartments to find a place to sleep; before long, Peter is just as hooked on breaking and entering as he was on cracking secure codes. The first feature film from writer and director Marc Ottiker, 1/2 Miete was produced by Wim Wenders as part of the 'Radical Digital' series from his production company, Road Movies. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Rotterdam International Film Festival, ...1/2 the Rent ( Halbe Miete ) ( Half the Rent )
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive...... more
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A chef discovers that the old saw "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach" works for women as well in this romantic comedy from Germany. Gregor (Josef Ostendorf) is a gourmet chef who runs a small but highly regarded restaurant in Berlin. Gregor believes that food can awaken the erotic impulses and he revels in the sensual pleasures of his cooking; however, he hasn't had much luck in finding someone to share the joy of cooking with him. One night, Gregor meets Eden (Charlotte Roche), a woman who works as a waitress at a nearby resort hotel, and he's immediately smitten. However, Gregor soon discovers that Eden is married to Xaver (Devid Striesow), an older man who teaches dancercise to the elderly, and they have a young daughter with Down's syndrome. Since seducing Eden would be out of the question, Gregor does what, for him, is the next best thing -- he cooks for her, starting with a special chocolate cake for her birthday, and following with a variety of special dishes that awaken her to the physical pleasures of life. Gregor's culinary attentions make Eden happier at home, and kick-starts her sex life with her husband, but Xaver thinks something's not kosher about Eden's new friend, and when he learns she's pregnant, he wonders if Gregor might be the father. Eden won the Audience Award at the 2006 Rotterdam Film Festival. ...Eden (2007)