Arne Quinze: Cityscape

Arne Quinze: Cityscape
Library Shelf Location 18.QUIN
Publication Date 2008
Description Cityscape is a colossal wooden sculpture in Brussels Quartier Louise. With it, the Belgian artist and designer Arne Quinze has shown how creative visions at the intersection of architecture, art, design and urban planning can make a social and structural impact. A sculpture that appears to float in the air, Cityscape was built in just twenty days out of more than 60 kilometres of wooden beams and 240,000 nails. While at first glance the construction seems chaotic and indecipherable, a closer look reveals its astonishingly clear and defined forms. Cityscape has been enthusiastically received by local residents as well as avant-garde architects and design aficionados from around the world. The book Cityscape presents the ambitious artwork in all of its facets. In addition to compelling photographs of both the construction process and the finished structure, Cityscape includes illuminating texts by the design journalist Max Borka. His essays vividly describe how the project was developed from the artist s original vision to its implementation and reception. The sculpture Cityscape gives new life to a once stagnant urban landscape. In the long term, the unconventional artistic energy of such projects will open up further possibilities for additional forms of city planning.
ISBN 9783899552034
Quantity 1
Pages 144
Author Max Borka
Format Hardback
Publisher Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin
Related Artist Arne Quinze
Categories Architecture (category), Planning and the Urban Environment, Public/Landscape Art, Sculpture
Artist's Nationality Belgian
Language English

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