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BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS

PUBLISHER
Hatje Cantz

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 128 pgs / 86 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Out of print

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2011 p. 112   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9783775727259 TRADE
List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00

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Raimund Abraham & The Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Edited by Andreas Stadler, Andres Lepik, Text by Lebbeus Woods, Kenneth Frampton.

Architectural historian Kenneth Frampton called the Austrian Cultural Forum, designed by Austrian architect and theorist Raimund Abraham (1933-2010), the most spectacular modern structure built in New York since the Seagram Building and the Guggenheim Museum. With a width of just seven and a half meters and a depth of 25 meters, the 24-story tower fits perfectly into Manhattan's 52nd Street, with its symmetrical glass façade. Despite or because of the exceedingly restrictive conditions of the location, Abraham succeeded in producing extraordinary stylistic elements while meeting utilitarian criteria ("my intention with the building was to resolve the extreme condition of smallness of the site, its void, its lateral compression," he later wrote). The first publication devoted solely to this architectural marvel, Raimund Abraham & The Austrian Cultural Forum New York features contributions on a range of political, historical and aesthetic issues related to the building and its creator.
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