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Detours
Detours

Detours

Ten Modern Buildings Revisted

ARCHITECTURE

64 Pages, 5.9 x 7.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $21.00 (US $21.00) (CA $23.00)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9783851601169

Rights: US & CA

Schlebrügge Editor (Oct 2012)
Schlebrugge Editor

Price: $21.00
 
 

Overview

DETOURS focuses on Italian architecture of the sixties. During this decade—a period in which the most crucial postwar reconstruction work had been completed—architects sought to develop a fitting expression of the vibrant economic and cultural scenes. This study zeroes in on a specific region: Northern Italy, where the approach to creating architectural form spawned a considerable number of idiosyncratic and distinctive buildings. It takes a fresh look at the legacy of modernism and documents buildings in their present condition. The buildings mirror a wide range of nineteen-sixties themes and concepts. Their common denominator, however, is the general tendency to turn away from orthodox modernism. With the designs for these ten projects the architects—unfazed by the insistence on formal and structural clarity typical of academic circles—embrace ambiguity, or, in other words, seek to create manifestations of formal and structural complexity.

Author Biography

Martin Feiersinger (Author) : Werner Feiersinger is an Austrian artist and photographer.His work is embedded in a complex network of architectural, art-historical, and personal references.