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bretterbauer objects
bretterbauer objects

bretterbauer objects


188 Pages, 8.25 x 10.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.99 (US $29.99) (CA $35.99)

Publication Date: September 2015

ISBN 9783902833648

Rights: US & CA

Schlebrügge Editor (Sep 2015)
Schlebrugge Editor

Price: $29.99


Exploring the wide spectrum of artwork created by Gilbert Bretterbauer, this book analyzes the carpets, furniture, lamps, and other objects through which he unites the central aspects of his art: space, color, and abstraction. A carpet crafted by Bretterbauer is not to simply be understood as a decoration; through its intense coloring and sensual material it gains a three-dimensional presence. Bretterbauer's creations do not only prove to be successful in their spatial function but also claim objectivity. They are not only a matter of aesthetic contemplation but provide a tactile experience of the object.

Author Biography

Patricia Grzonka is an Austrian art historian and art critic and the author of several books, including Artoffice under Construction. Adolf Krischanitz is a partner and managing director of the architecture firm Krischinatz & Frank. He cofounded the magazine UM BAU (About Building) and served as the chairman of the Austrian Society for Architecture in 1982.