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Author Giencke, Volker.

Title Volker Giencke, Projekte / mit einem Essay von Roger Connah = Volker Giencke, projects / with an essay by Roger Connah
Published Wien ; New York : Springer, 2001


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Description 175 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 33 cm
Summary "Born in 1947, Volker Giencke belongs to a generation of international avant-garde architects born around or after 1945. From the very beginning, his architecture was original and stood independent of the fashions of the time: this is reflected in the arrangement of the projects in this book, which likewise does not follow any particular chronological order. His is a passionate architecture which turns its back on purism and arbitrariness, calling instead for a more complex portrayal of clarity and new surfaces as views." "Independent of the task in hand, Giencke develops a fascinating spatial and formational subtlety, the essential trademark of his work. For instance his Greenhouses in the University of Graz Botanical Gardens are the only public high-tech buildings in Austria: more remarkable, however, is the external and internal spatial composition of the buildings, which are reminiscent of grounded airships."
"Volker Giencke considers the drawings and sketches which form a major part of this book as a cross-section cut into the project, a way of following the shaping of his thoughts."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 163 - 167)
Notes German and English in parallel columns
Subject Giencke, Volker -- Catalogs.
Giencke, Volker.
Architecture, Modern -- Austria -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
Architecture, Modern -- Europe -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
Architecture -- Austria -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
Architecture -- Europe -- History -- 20th century -- Catalogs.
Architecture -- Austria -- History -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Austria -- 20th century.
Architecture -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Architects -- Austria.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
Author Connah, Roger.
LC no. 2001272502
ISBN 3211835547
Other Titles Volker Giencke, projects