RAIMUND ABRAHAM (UN)BUILT, edited by Brigitte Groihofer
Springer Wien New York, 2011, Revised 2nd edition, 346 pp., 9" X 12"
The Austrian architect Raimund Abraham, born 1933 in Tyrol, Austria, lived, worked and taught in the USA from 1964 to 2010. In march 2010 he died in a car-crash. The book is an updated edition and contains the complete work of the architect Raimund Abraham. It has a three-part structure: 1) imaginary architecture, 2) projects, 3) realizations. Texts are by Raimund Abraham, Kenneth Frampton, John Hejduk, Wieland Schmied and Lebbeus Woods. With an introductory essay by Norbert Miller. The drawing of architecture occupies a central position in the evolution of his work but challenges the predominant notion of built architecture. Drawing demands an autonomous reality, manifestation of his architectural concept. The book also contains his latest realized projects as there are his own house in Mexico and the House for Musicians at the Museumsinsel Hombroich (Germany), which was completed in 2011.
A touch of rubbing to extremities, bump to fore edge boards, a couple of small chips.
Else clean, tight and crisp.