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L'ARCHITECTURE SAUVAGE: ASGER JORN'S CRITIQUE AND CONCEPT OF ARCHITECTURE. Ruth Baumeister. nai010 Uitgevers/Publishers, Rotterdam, 2014. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 280 pp. with 361 ills. (181 col.). 28 x 21 cm. ISBN 9789462080003 In English.
Alternate ISBN 978-90-6450-742-7 appears on a sticker affixed to the book's back cover; however, the ISBN that appears in our record is the only one imprinted. Publisher's description: Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) is renowned for his paintings and sculptures, and his activities with the CoBrA and the International Situationist groups. It is less well known that Jorn produced a remarkable amount of theoretical writing on architecture -- work increasingly relevant to contemporary architectural discourse. Jorn's writings, and his garden/building complex in Albisola, Italy, inspired Guy Debord to develop the term "Architecture Sauvage" as a part of the Situationist lexicon; but even before his Situationist years, Jorn was devising ideas for how modern architecture might foster a dynamic environment. For the first time, this book explores this largely ignored aspect of Jorn's work. Among the topics presented are Jorn's relationship with Le Corbusier; his later Marxist critique of Le Corbusier; his work with CoBrA and the Situationists; the development of an "Architecture Sauvage"; and built examples relating to Jorn's theories.
Artist(s):Jorn, Asger
Indexing: Western, Europe — Denmark, Scandinavia — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture, Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 163051
Hardcover $52.50x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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