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After Now

Klaus Biesenbach

196 pages
Distanz Verlag Gmbh Llc
Nowhere do the contrasts that are typical of Berlin clash more spectacularly than in the city’s Mitte district. And nowhere do its antagonistic energies give rise to more thrilling innovations. History is alive at the Tacheles on Oranienburger Straße, where local traditions merge with international influences. "After Now" surveys the area around the famous building. "How long is now"—the question that has been emblazoned on the Tacheles’s wall since 2004 inspired the idea behind this book, which lets the reader experience the transformation of BerlinMitte—yesterday, today, and into the future. In addition to reviewing the history of the neighborhood, the word is given to the people who witnessed its metamorphosis and put their stamp on it, the architects, creative minds, restaurateurs, fashion designers, and athletes who made it what it is. With conversations between curator Klaus Biesenbach and gallery owner Judy Lybke, Boris Radczun of Grill Royal and culinary entrepreneur Lukas Bossert, and the people behind the fashion label Kaviar Gauche and the flower shop Marsano.