Over its 40 pages, this attractive, quality pocket guide gives an overview of the Museum and the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection. It also contains several pages on the Museum’s architecture and its wide programme of activities. Useful service information round off this guide. Whether as a keepsake from a visit to the Museum or as a tip to give to an art lover friend – the little square book is just the thing!
Publisher: Museum Ritter/ Dr. Barbara Willert, 2nd edition, 2014
Swiss architect Max Dudler has designed a cubic building for the Marli Hoppe-Ritter Collection. Situated on the fringe of the picturesque village of Waldenbuch close to Stuttgart, this new building creates a striking cube in the middle of the countryside. It is a striking boundary mark for the village, and may be read as a three-dimensional break between town and country, art and nature. Max Dudler has a reputation for highly idiosyncratic buildings that draw on the tradition of modern Rationalism and the Renaissance, and form something like a counter-programme to the Deconstructionists and the present biomorphic currents in architecture. The richly illustrated architecture book presents the building’s architectural concept in a number of substantial texts.
With contributions by Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Gerda Ridler, Dieter Bartetzko, and Max Dudler.
Publisher: Museum Ritter, Niggli Verlag, 2005