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Figures. A Pictorial Journal

Rob Krier

Published by Edition Axel Menges Gmbh Jan 2013, 2013
ISBN 10: 3936681651 / ISBN 13: 9783936681659
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Title: Figures. A Pictorial Journal

Publisher: Edition Axel Menges Gmbh Jan 2013

Publication Date: 2013

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Neuware - The architect is at all times also an artist. How otherwise would he be able to tame the three-dimensionality of space and subdue theurges of physics and structural mechanics with the creations of hisfantasy This creativity is however mostly restricted purely to itsown field.Rob Krier, is an exception. Since the beginning of his career inconstruction, he has always seen his love of art as a vocation ¿ onewhich he nurtures parallel to his work. Fine art should stand in dialoguewith architecture and it is Krier¿s ambition to have iconographicthemes brought into the latter, so that they might speak equallyto both the occupants of a building and to bystanders, movingthem to thoughtful reflection.In his Pictorial Journal 1954¿1971, Rob Krier describs in compellingwords and pictures how he came to have a twin passion forfine art and architecture and told of his grammar school years inEchternach, his studies in Munich and his first taste of professionallife with Oswald Mathias Ungers and Frei Otto. In his Pictorial Journal1954¿1971, which covers the period of Krier¿s work as a lecturerand assistant to Prof. Johannes Uhl at Stuttgart University, the textis restricted to a minimum. The pictures are less colourful, morecomposed. The »daily scribbles« dominate ¿ mainly sketches anddrawings of people and animals, buildings, landscapes, objects andalso fantasies. The volume is rounded off with a detailed résumé.Born and raised in Luxembourg, Krier moved to Vienna after havingstudied in Munich and worked for Oswald Mathias Ungers andFrei Otto. After teaching posts in Stuttgart and Lausanne, he wasa professor at the Technische Universität in Vienna from 1976 to1998 and, in 1986, held a guest professorship at Yale University inNew Haven, Mass. Krier has developed urban-design concepts forStuttgart, Vienna, Berlin, Amiens, Montpellier, Leeds, Gothenburg,Lodz, Amsterdam, Den Haag and many other cities. Projects withwhich he was first able to translate his vision of a spatial concept,such as Rauchstrasse in Berlin, Breitenfurterstrasse in Vienna orRitterstrasse with Schinkelplatz in Berlin, repeatedly found theirplace in international publications. 446 pp. Englisch, Deutsch. Bookseller Inventory # 9783936681659

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Synopsis: Text in English & German. The architect is at all times also an artist. How otherwise would he be able to tame the three-dimensionality of space and subdue the urges of physics and structural mechanics with the creations of his fantasy? This creativity is however mostly restricted purely to its own field. Rob Krier, is an exception. Since the beginning of his career in construction, he has always seen his love of art as a vocation -- one which he nurtures parallel to his work. Fine art should stand in dialogue with architecture and it is Kriers ambition to have iconographic themes brought into the latter, so that they might speak equally to both the occupants of a building and to bystanders, moving them to thoughtful reflection. In his Pictorial Journal 19541971, Rob Krier describes in compelling words and pictures how he came to have a twin passion for fine art and architecture and told of his grammar school years in Echternach, his studies in Munich and his first taste of professional life with Oswald Mathias Ungers and Frei Otto. In his Pictorial Journal 19541971, which covers the period of Kriers work as a lecturer and assistant to Prof. Johannes Uhl at Stuttgart University, the text is restricted to a minimum. The pictures are less colourful, more composed. The 'daily scribbles' dominate -- mainly sketches and drawings of people and animals, buildings, landscapes, objects and also fantasies. The volume is rounded off with a detailed resume. Born and raised in Luxembourg, Krier moved to Vienna after having studied in Munich and worked for Oswald Mathias Ungers and Frei Otto. After teaching posts in Stuttgart and Lausanne, he was a professor at the Technische Universitat in Vienna from 1976 to 1998 and, in 1986, held a guest professorship at Yale University in New Haven, Mass. Krier has developed urban-design concepts for Stuttgart, Vienna, Berlin, Amiens, Montpellier, Leeds, Gothenburg, Lodz, Amsterdam, Den Haag and many other cities. Projects with which he was first able to translate his vision of a spatial concept, such as Rauchstrasse in Berlin, Breitenfurterstrasse in Vienna or Ritterstrasse with Schinkelplatz in Berlin, repeatedly found their place in international publications.

About the Author: Rob Krier is an architect and influential theorist for architecture and urban planning. Born and raised in Luxembourg, he moved to Vienna after having studied in Munich and worked for Oswald Mathias Ungers and Frei Otto. Today he resides in Berlin and Liguria. After teaching posts in Stuttgart and Lausanne, he was a professor of architecture at Vienna Technical University from 1976 to 1998 and, in 1986, held a guest professorship at Yale University in New Haven, Mass. Besides his work as an architect, Rob Krier creates sculptures and statuary arts primarily for public spaces.

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