Book Launch: ”L'architecture Sauvage - Asger Jorn's Critique And Concept Of Architecture”
Come and meet the German author Ruth Baumeister who will introduce her new book about the Danish Cobra artist Asger Jorn’s theoretical work.
The Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) is internationally reknown for his activities within the Cobra and the International Situationist groups. Quite apart from his paintings, prints, ceramics and sculptures, Jorn produced a remarkable amount of theoretical work. " L'architecture Sauvage - Asger Jorn's Critique And Concept Of Architecture" for the first time reveals this largely ignored aspect of Jorn's work.
Among the topics presented is Jorn's intellectual relationship with Le Corbusier. His initial passionate admiration for the master architect gradually evolved into a strong critique of Le Corbusier's concept of the 'house as a machine for living' which he confronted with the idea of a 'house as a machine for expression'.
The author Ruth Baumeister, who also teach at Aarhus School of Architecture, will tell about the creation of the book and about Jorn's relationship to architecture. She will be in dialogue with the Danish landscape architect Stig L. Andersson. Afterwards there will be a book signing with the author.
The event will be held in English.
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Last updated Monday, November 03, 2014