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What we need is not a new way of building but a new way of living---sothe subtitle of one of Rudofsky's last works. Settingout from the assumption that the design of every single room in a house is based on a physical function: one place to lie the body down to rest, another to take in food, a third to step into a tub to bath, Bernard Rudofsky (1905-88) believed architecture served to stimulate the senses and refineeveryday culture. His conception of architecture and designis more topical today than ever. Internationally renowned in his day for the exhibitions he created for MoMA in the 1940s and 1950s, today he is remembered above all for his sharp-tongued, witty writings, which still speak to a broad audience. "Lessons fromBernard Rudofsky" is more than a collection of essays by experts andintroduction to the complex concept of architecture and living of acosmopolitan and unconventional thinker;the rich visual materialconveys his philosophy: "I believe that sensory pleasure should take precedence over intellectual pleasure in art and architecture."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5" Weight: 3.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 4, 2007
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764383607 ISBN13 9783764383602
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Gabriele Kaiser was born in Wels in Upper Austria in 1967 and now lives and works in Vienna as an architectural publicist. From 1996 to 2000, she was an editor at architektur aktuell (Springer Verlag). From 2000 to 2003, she taught at the UniversitAt fA1/4r angewandte Kunst in Vienna. In 2002 she joined the editorial staff of Architektur Archiv Austria, the online database of the Architekturzentrum Wien zur Dokumentation zeitgenAssischer Architektur in A-sterreich. She also worked on volume III/3 of the guidebook A-sterreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert by Friedrich Achleitner.
Monika Platzer has worked at the Architekturzentrum Wien since 1998 as curator and director of the archive and collection. Her research focus is twentieth-century Austrian architectural and cultural history. She has collaborated on various research and exhibition projects, including the development and curating of the exhibition Mythos GroAstadt, Architektur und Stadtbaukunst in Zentraleuropa 1890a "1937 (together with Eve Blau and Dieter Bogner). Currently in preparation for the Vienna Museum in 2006: Der Wiener Kinetismus. Eine Avantgarde-Bewegung der 20er Jahre.