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Hundertwasser Architecture: For a More Human Architecture in Harmony with Natureby Wieland Schmied
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"A world full of colour," says Friedensreich Hundertwasser, "is synonymous with paradise," a maxim that characterises the whole of the artist's architectural work. Goodbye to functional building, Hundertwasser stands for organic ways of living, with colours and shapes tuned to the natural and the human. "Straight lines," he says, "are utterly alien to human beings, to life, and to the whole of creation."
Since beginning his artistic career in the 50s, Hundertwasser has been preoccupied with architecture in his painting. In the early 70s he designed his first architectural models and façades. Success vindicated his vision. With greenery on the rooftops, irregularly positioned windows, gilded turrets and not a straight line in sight, Hundertwasser's architecture is unmistakable.
This first catalogue raisonné of Hundertwasser's architecture examines all his buildings and projects, whether realized or not, tracing them from the first sketches, through the models, to completion.
About the Author
Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987 to 2010, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
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