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Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Archipockets Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Hundertwasser's (Vienna, 1928-Pacific, 2000) style as an architect was heavily influenced by Antoni Gaudi and other Jugendstil architects. His inclusion of irregular, almost accidental forms grew out of his antipathy to what he saw as the severity and austerity in modern architecture. Over the course of his career he developed revolutionary ecological stands with regard to architecture which earned him the nickname "Architecture-Healer."

Synopsis:

Each volume in this series highlights the work of a renowned architect/artist from history. Packed with colour photographs of exteriors and interiors, detailed plans and brief, comprehensive texts, these books are both authoritative and attractive, in a convenient size.

Synopsis:

Friedenreich Hundertwasser was born in Vienna in 1928 as Friedrich Stowasser. He initally won acclaim for his paintings but is now more renowned as an architect whose style was heavily influenced by Antoni Gaudi and some of the Jugendstil architects. His inclusion of irregular, almost accidental forms, in his building design grew out of his antipathy to what he saw as the severity and austerity in modern architecture. He once said: ..." our present, planned architecture cannot be considered art. Our modern buildings are detached and pitiable compromises by men of bad conscience who work with straight-edged rulers." Over the course of his career, he developed revolutionary ecological stands with regard to architecture which earned him the nickname "Architecture-Healer." Hundertwasser has designed many buildings in Austria as well as museums, schools, and churches around the world. He died in 2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783823845355
Editor:
Cuito, Aurora
Editor:
Montes, Cristina
Editor:
Cuito, Aurora
Editor:
Montes, Cristina
Editor:
Montes, Cristina
Publisher:
Te Neues Publishing Company
Location:
Barcelona
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Individual Architect
Series:
Archipockets Classics
Series Volume:
WRE 88-3
Publication Date:
November 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.40x7.28x.49 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 80 pages Te Neues Publishing Company - English 9783823845355 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Each volume in this series highlights the work of a renowned architect/artist from history. Packed with colour photographs of exteriors and interiors, detailed plans and brief, comprehensive texts, these books are both authoritative and attractive, in a convenient size.
"Synopsis" by , Friedenreich Hundertwasser was born in Vienna in 1928 as Friedrich Stowasser. He initally won acclaim for his paintings but is now more renowned as an architect whose style was heavily influenced by Antoni Gaudi and some of the Jugendstil architects. His inclusion of irregular, almost accidental forms, in his building design grew out of his antipathy to what he saw as the severity and austerity in modern architecture. He once said: ..." our present, planned architecture cannot be considered art. Our modern buildings are detached and pitiable compromises by men of bad conscience who work with straight-edged rulers." Over the course of his career, he developed revolutionary ecological stands with regard to architecture which earned him the nickname "Architecture-Healer." Hundertwasser has designed many buildings in Austria as well as museums, schools, and churches around the world. He died in 2000.
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