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Description - Heinz Tesar Architecture of Layers by Friedrich Achleitner

Heinz Tesar's architecure is associated with holistic ideas, and it is value-conservative in this sense. But at the same time, the architecture relates to its time, is modern, frank and open to consensus in a subjective dialectic between connection and isolation. However, the holistic concept is not concerned with hierarchical orders, but with relative weighting in a denomination process. He works from a fictitious, almost ritualized dialog situation, in which the levels for coming closer to a building idea can be accessed - in terms of drawing and of building itself.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783936681215
ISBN-10: 393668121X
Format: Hardback
(289mm x 251mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Edition Axel Menges
Publisher: Edition Axel Menges
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Friedrich Achleitner

Friedrich Achleitner, born in 1930, studied architecture at the Akademie der bildenden Kunste in Vienna. After early work as a practising architect he became a writer in 1958. As a member of the 'Wiener Gruppe' he wrote dialect poems, montage texts, and concrete poems. In 1961 he began his career as a highly regarded observer of contemporary architecture, finally as professor of the history and theory of architecture at the Hochschule fur angewandte Kunst in Vienna.