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Description - First Cuts by Harald F. Muller

First Cuts shows 15 photographic appropriations that artist Harald F. Muller realized for the first time in Switzerland's tallest building: the Prime Tower in Zurich, designed by architects Gigon/Guyer. Applied by means of a perforated grid onto soundabsorbing metal panels on the building's interior walls, the re-photographed motifs depict a series of "firsts" from the worlds of technology, sports, and culture. Evoking nostalgia for human faith in progress, they also point with their references to CERN and Constructivism to cutting-edge research and timeless modernity. These artworks refuse to fufil merely a passive decorative function, making instead their own architecture-related statement. The book follows the same principle by invoking cosmological references and presenting itself as an independent work rather than merely explaining and illustrating. Essays by Gerd Blum and Johan Frederik Hartle describe the role First Cuts played in the development of Harald F. Muller's oeuvre, focusing on abstraction and atomism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783037784082
ISBN-10: 3037784083
Format: Paperback
(240mm x 180mm x mm)
Pages: 180
Imprint: Lars Muller Publishers
Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2013
Country of Publication: Switzerland

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Author Biography - Harald F. Muller

HARALD F. MULLER, born in 1950, works with reproductions to develop image and color concepts for specific spaces and architectures. He lives and works at Lake Constance and in Zurich.