Walter Pichler
Friedrich Achleitner Introduction
Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 1993, English
Nonfiction, Art and Cultural History
ISBN: 9780910413978

From Modernism 101. Walter Pichler (1936–2012) studied at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna and lived in St. Martin/Burgland and Vienna. Since the 1960s he worked in the border zone between sculpture and architecture, specializing in architectural designs for utopian city-planning projects and three-dimensional models confronting space and individual perception. Together with Hans Hollein he demanded that architecture be free from the constraints of construction and that sculpture be free from the limits of abstraction. (Out of print)


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Kent Kleinman

Anyone who admires Pichler’s work will already own this early anthology of his major projects; anyone not familiar with his major projects should get this book. Pichler’s complex of farm buildings in Burgenland is the subject of, and site for, almost all of the drawings and building projects featured in this volume. The inventiveness produced by self-imposed constraints of site, materials, and processes is astonishing. It is a great loss that Walter passed away recently, on July 16, 2012.

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