Architecture, Colour and Images. Ideas and Designs by Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Proceedings. 2017;1(9):953 DOI 10.3390/proceedings1090953


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Journal Title: Proceedings

ISSN: 2504-3900 (Print)

Publisher: MDPI AG

LCC Subject Category: General Works

Country of publisher: Switzerland

Language of fulltext: English

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Emanuela Chiavoni (Disegno e Restauro dell’Architettura, Dipartimento di Storia, “Sapienza” Università di Roma, 00185 Roma, Italy)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 11 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Colour, imagination, inspiration, amazement. These four words very fittingly describe the work of the Viennese artist/architect Friedrich Stowasser, better known as Hundertwasser (meaning hundred water), a master of organic thinking who between 1928 and 2000 worked and lived in Vienna, Venice and New Zealand. He uses eye-catching images to convey his ideas, forcefully expressive chromatic forms and patterns that betray a strong link with a re-interpreted geometric structure. This contribution, inspired by Hundertwasser’s works, intends to study the unique relationship between creativity, imagination and architecture based on sociological, cultural and psychological principles.