Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality
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Edited by Luca Lo Pinto
, Vanessa Joan Müller, the Austrian Frederick & Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation.
Graphic design: Joseph Miceli (Alfa60).
published in June 2016
bilingual edition (English / German)
11 x 18 cm (softcover)
116 pages (color ill.)
A collection of unpublished or rare texts by architect and theoretician Frederick Kiesler written between 1927 and 1957.
This book arises from Kunsthalle Wien's show “Function Follows Vision, Vision Follows Reality.” The exhibition, developed in cooperation with the Austrian Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Private Foundation, focuses on Kiesler's ideas on display, and juxtaposes works of contemporary artists with a number of original drawings by Kiesler. Views of the exhibition are included in the pages of this publication.
Works by Leonor Antunes
, Olga Balema, Céline Condorelli
, Morton Feldman
, Annette Kelm, Friedrich Kiesler, Charlotte Moth
, Francesco Pedraglio, Luca Trevisani
, Nicole Wermers.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien, from May 27 to August 23, 2015.
Frederick J. Kiesler (1890-1965) is an Austrian-American architect, designer, and theoretician. In both his architectural or written works, Kiesler attempted to achieve a symbiosis of artistic and social domains through interdisciplinarity. His major works include the monumental and spatial structure City in Space (1925), the Film Guild Cinema (1929) in New York and The Shrine of The Book (1959-1965) in Jerusalem. He is also the author of the Manifesto on Correalism in 1948.