Architektur: Works in Progress

Wien: Galerie St. Stephan, 1963. First edition. 4to, [24] pp. [including covers], saddle-stapled wraps. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings.

The legendary catalog for this 1963 exhibition of utopian architecture, the first collaboration between the two architects, which had come about after Hollein's lecture 'Zurück zur Architektur' the prior year.

"The title itself made clear that the exhibition was not simply to show work by the two architects but was intended to shift the very concept of architecture, to progress architecture into the human body, the political gathering, technology, intellectual thought and human suffering. The prospectus included a manifesto by Hollein in which he called for a removal of the function from the building while proclaiming its link to cult and to technology and declaring it an elementary need or urge. Architecture was a thing in its own right." - Eva Branscome, Hans Hollein and Postmodernism" p. 143.

Slight toning to margins, else fine. Item #28605

Price: $250.00

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