Strolling Through Ideal Cities from Antiquity to the Present Day
By (author) Gunther Feuerstein
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Urban Fiction by Gunther Feuerstein
Book DescriptionDissatisfied with the world we live in, we have been longing since time immemorial for two opposing topoi: the peaceful garden -- a carefree paradise -- the New City -- a harmonious community. Utopia has long been sought after by urban architects since the time of Thomas More. Other fictional cities followed, some of which were brought to fruition such as Brasilia and Palmanova. Yet these cities too have turned out to be imperfect, deeply rooted in their own period. For the author, all these places, though only fictitious, have long since been built and he strolls through them in company with the architects, planners, writers and philosophers, just as Thomas More and many others once led us through their cities.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783930698264
(235mm x 285mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Edition Axel Menges
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: Germany
Books By Author Gunther Feuerstein
Open Space, Hardback (January 2013)
The aim of the study is to analyze and describe in detail one of the most important trends in architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries: the evolution, leading from the closed, hermetic spaces of the early cultures and the Middle Ages to the open space and transparency of the 19, and 20th/21st centuries.
Biomorphic Architecture, Hardback (August 2002)
Mankind needs to relate to inanimate matter as well. Mankind 'animates' stones, mountains, rivers, yes even the world and the cosmos so that it can communicate with them. Zoomorphic architecture is a variant of anthropomorphic architecture.
Androgynos, Hardback (November 1994)» View all books by Gunther Feuerstein
After the angry gods had split the originally perfect, androgynous human being into man and woman, for the Greeks the only possible way of re-uniting the two sexes was in the form of a bisexual being created by fusing the nymph Salmacis with Hermaphroditos, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite.
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Author Biography - Gunther Feuerstein
Gunther Feurstein who was a professor at Hochschule fur Gestaltung in Linz and also a lecturer at the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste and at the Technische Universitat in Vienna until his retirement, must be considered the catalyst in the Viennese post-war architectural scene as almost all architectural avant-garde groups of the town have comer from his circle.
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