Art in Architecture [University of St. Gallen]

By: Sánchez, Yvette, ed.

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Wraps, 15 by 23.5 cm, 105 pp., illus. in color. Very good with only light wear to the edges of the spine. A beautifully illustrated look at the art and architecture of Switzerland’s Universität St. Gallen. From Prof. Thomas Bieger’s foreword and Prof. Peter Nobel’s introduction: "For fifty years the University of St. Gallen has been located on the grounds on Rosenberg. When it opened in 1963 the Brutalist-style building complex designed by architects Walter Förderer, Georg Otto and Hans Zwimpfer was often mentioned throughout Europe. Even today we still admire the courage of the patrons, the city, and the Canton of St.Gallen […] The link between art and architecture is particularly impressive at the HSG campus. Thanks to the early incorporation of art, the campus does not demonstrate the refinement of the architecture through art, but rather a ‘gesamtkunstwerk.’ Anyone who discovers the Giacometti sculpture in the centre of the ‘crown’ of the building, the Miró frieze, a natural design element on the ground floor, or the playful combination of the self-supporting concrete stairs and the Calder mobile, soon realises that this was an outstanding achievement […] At the HSG, world-renowned art can be found in and around the university buildings. The architecture plays a fundamental role in the diversity of the urban structure. This is a particularly successful example of art in the public domain and in architecture.”

Title: Art in Architecture [University of St. Gallen]

Author Name: Sánchez, Yvette, ed.

Categories: Art, Architecture,

Publisher: St. Gallen, Switzerland, University of St. Gallen: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 3398