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Title Architecture in Austria in the 20th & 21st centuries / published by the Architekturzentrum Wien ; [translation, Jonathan Quinn + Rory O'Donovan].

Published Basel, Switzerland ; Boston, Mass. : Birkhäuser, [2006]
©2006

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  720.94360904 ARCH    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Architektur in Österreich im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert. English.
Physical description 397 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits, plans ; 30 cm
Notes Published to accompany the permanent exhibition "a_show. Austrian Architecture in the 20th and 21st centuries" at the Architekturzentrum Wien.
Includes index.
Contents Prologue 1850-1918 36 -- Red Vienna 1919-1934 64 -- Landscape 1919-1934 86 -- Power 1934-1945 102 -- Reconstruction 1945-1955 124 -- International 1958-1968 148 -- System 1958-1968 168 -- Utopia 1958-1973 192 -- Collage 1973-1990 210 -- Present 1990-today 242 -- Housing 1850-today 264 -- Press History 344 -- Imprint 396.
Summary "Austrian architecture is marked by a high degree of variety, which calls out again and again for the taking of an inventory. Using ten thematic and chronological episodes, this book invites the reader on an expedition through the Austrian architecture of the last 150 years: Prologue, Red Vienna, Landscape, Power, Reconstruction, International, System, Utopia, Collage, and The Present Day. The focus is not only on presenting individual structuresاarchitecture is depicted with all of its many connections to the larger worlds of culture, technology, and society. The subject of residential buildings is singled out for special attention. This comprehensive overview achieves a systematic documentary fusion of diverse materials. On the one hand, the chronological sequence of well-defined phases of architectural development remains present and palpable throughout as an overarching narrative. At the same time, the volume seeks to inspire the reader to go more deeply into individual moments, beyond the constraints of any historical canon. Thus, the question of the continuities and discontinuities of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Austrian architecture is the leitmotif of all of the chronological segments and opens the way to divergent interpretations."--Publisher's website.
Other author Architektur Zentrum Wien.
Subject Architektur Zentrum Wien -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- Austria -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Architecture -- Austria -- History -- 21st century -- Exhibitions.
ISBN 3764376945 (alk. paper)
3764376937 (German language edition)
9783764376949