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Heinz Tesar Ten Recent Buildings

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Heinz Tesar’s architecture is associated with holistic ideas, and is
'value-conservative' in this sense. But at the same time, this architecture
relates to its time, is modern, frank and open to consensus
in a subjective dialectic between connection and isolation. However,
this holistic concept is not concerned with hierarchical orders,
but with relative weighting in a denomination process. Tesar is
someone who names things, a 'baptist' who makes his objects
that have acquired form individual and thus unmistakeable.
For Tesar, the linguistic approach to architectural ideas is a pictorial
event, and the draughtsman’s sketch a further 'linguistic'
step towards articulation. Language operates first and foremost in
images. The original, primal concepts are to be found in his early
painting, in which he addressed homotypical proto-forms, a kind
of subjective expansion of the archetypal formal world (embryonic
form phases, soft monuments, fossils etc.), in other words followed
the birth-process of forms, with denomination playing a major part
on the one hand, whereas on the other hand we see the effect on
the plane of painting or drawing of the proto-form, the sense of
shape, the crystallization of something in thought. Here concepts
like finding and fixing in the field of tension between individual and
type is important, and so are the levels of subjective and collective
experience and the way they are processed. Heinz Tesar works, to
put it differently again, from a fictitious, almost ritualized dialogue
situation, in which the levels for coming closer to a building idea
can be accessed – in terms of drawing and of building itself.
Whatever concepts Tesar might fix in this context, one thing is
clear: it is a dialogue situation, a process of gradual articulation
between convention and questioning, it is about connections and
at the same time the isolation that Tesar expresses when listing
his work.
Friedrich Achleitner, born in 1930, studied architecture at the
Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna. After early work as a
practising architect he became a writer in 1958. As a member of
the 'Wiener Gruppe' he wrote dialect poems, montage texts, and
concrete poems. In 1961 he began his career as a highly regarded
observer of contemporary architecture, finally as professor of the
history and theory of architecture at the Hochschule für angewandte
Kunst in Vienna. His main work as an architectural historian
is Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert, published in
three volumes between 1980 and 1985.


Titel: Heinz Tesar Ten Recent Buildings
Weitere Mitwirkende: Friedrich Achleitner
Ausgabe: Neuausgabe

ISBN/EAN: 9783936681215

Seitenzahl: 128
Format: 28 x 24,2 cm
Produktform: Buch
Sprache: Englisch - Newsletter
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