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Coop Himmelblau

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Coop Himmelblau (Paperback)

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Coop Himmelblau, architecture is now: Projects, (un)buildings, actions, statements, sketches, commentaries, 1968-1983
Coop Himmelblau, architecture is now: Projects, (un)buildings, actions, statements, sketches, commentaries, 1968-1983 (Paperback)

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Blue Universe: Architectural Projects

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Blue Universe: Architectural Projects (Paperback)

Blue Universe presents the collaboration between architectural photographer Gerald Zugmann and the architectural group COOP HIMMELB(L)AU. Gerald Zugmann is an internationally recognized architectural photographer who has worked for over 30 years with architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Carlo Scarpa, Louis I. Kahn, and Rudolph M. Schindler. With his precise and individual style, he helped establish a new generation of architectural photographers. Eschewing the functional aspects of the buildings and models he photographs, Zugmann focuses on the play of light and shadow. His photographs are dramatic, yet faithful representations, able to highlight essential details while maintaining the integrity of the structural unit. COOP HIMMELB(L)AU emerged in 1968 as one of the most innovative of new architectural groups in Europe. Founded in Vienna by Wolf Dieter Prix and Helmut Swiczinsky, COOP HIMMELB(L)AU is known for its increasingly experimental structures. Each project starts as a series of discussions, ultimately yielding a fully formed model. For Blue Universe, Zugmann photographed a selection of these resulting models. Bringing together the expertise and innovation of a leading architectural firm and a well-known architectural photographer, Blue Universe provides a unique glimpse into the future of experimental architecture. Amazon.com
Wolf D. Prix & Coop Himmelb(l)au: Get Off of My Cloud

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Wolf D. Prix & Coop Himmelb(l)au: Get Off of My Cloud (Paperback)

Coop Himmelb(l)au was founded in 1968 in Vienna, Austria, by Wolf D. Prix and Helmut Swiczinsky, and has been working steadily since in the fields of architecture, urbanism, design and art. Among the architectural projects that have helped to develop the firm's international reputation are the roof extension on Falkestrasse in Vienna and the UFA cinemas in Dresden. Its most recent undertakings include the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt/Main, the JVC New Urban Entertainment Center in Guadalajara, Mexico, and a crop of new buildings in China. Those currently under construction include the Akron Art Museum in Ohio and the BMW entertainment center in Munich. Texts play a prominent role in the creativity of this distinguished pair of architects, and Get Off of My Cloud brings together a representative selection of their writings: plans, aphorisms, interviews, statements, critiques, speeches and lectures. The collection offers unequaled insights into the theoretical and artistic content of Coop Himmelb(l)au's extensive oeuvre. Amazon.com