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THE HOUSE AS OPEN FORM: THE HANSENS' SUMMER RESIDENCE IN SZUMIN -- DOM JAKO FORMA OTWARTA: SZUMIN HANSENOW. Aleksandra Kedziorek. Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie, Warsaw, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. 200 pp. with 120 col. ills. 27 x 20 cm. ISBN 9788364177149 In English.
Publisher's description: This beautifully illustrated volume offers a photographic tour of the iconic house of Polish architect couple: Oskar Hansen, member of Team 10, and his wife, Zofia. Located in Szumin in central Poland and designed in 1968, the house serves as a spatial manifesto of Hansen's theory of Open Form, an inspiring concept aimed at opening the architecture for its users' participation and transforming it into a passe-partout for everyday life. An essay on the house and its conceptual underpinnings by journalist Filip Springer accompanies striking photographs by Jan Smaga, and the resulting book is both a portrait of a specific dwelling and a larger analysis of the very idea of architects' houses and their relationship to their owners' work.
Artist(s):Hansen, Oskar
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 161172
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