December 14, 2009

Honor Spotlight

Friedrich Kiesler
Born September 22, 1890 – New York City, December 27, 1965). Austrian-American theater designer, artist, theoretician and architect.

In 1942, New York art collector Peggy Guggenheim commissioned Friedrich Kiesler to design a gallery museum, to be called Art of This Century, for her collection of surrealist and abstract art. The resulting design, with its kinetic devices and biomorphic furniture, is, to this day, among the most exceptional spaces created for the display of art. It retains a deep influence on architects, designers, artists, and theoreticians alike.

2 Comments:

Blogger The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

I lingered here nearly an hour looking at your charming blog and will be sure to visit again.
Oh and thanks for sharing Friedrich Kiesler with me.
Warmest regards,
Simone.

December 15, 2009 at 4:10 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Thank you.

December 16, 2009 at 4:31 PM  

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