Frederick Kiesler. Frederick Kiesler, Oswald Oberhuber, Erika Patka.
Frederick Kiesler

Frederick Kiesler. Architekt. 1890-1965

Vienna: Hochschule für angewandte Kunst in Wien, c.1977. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff photo-illustrated wraps.

Catalog published by the University of Applied Arts in Vienna on Austrian-American artist-architect Frederick Kiesler. After studying as a painter and printmaker in Vienna, Kiesler emigrated to New York in 1926. He began to expand his practice to incorporate sculpture and theater design while also working as an art installer and a professor at Columbia and Juilliard. He soon befriended Peggy Guggenheim, among other New York city art world stars, and became a centerpiece of American modernism, which he helped shape through his European avant-garde ideals. He is best known for his conceptual architecture piece "the Endless House," which he worked on for decades but never completed. This monograph, edited and with contributions by Austrian painter Oswald Oberhuber and art consultant Erika Patka, includes reproductions of his best known works, including paintings, sketches, blueprints, and photos of installation pieces, alongside reprinted exhibition and installation reviews (such as a piece on his design for Peggy Guggenheim’s The Art of This Century gallery). Illustrated in black-and-white; with brief biography, selected bibliography, and list of critical praise. Text in German and selected pieces in English. Some rubbing and edgewear to wraps. Very good. Item #5045


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