Oskar Hansen - Opening Modernism

On Open Form Architecture, Art and Didactics

Edited by Aleksandra Kedziorek, Lukasz Ronduda

Edited by Aleksandra Kedziorek, Lukasz Ronduda

Distributed for Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw

Edited by Aleksandra Kędziorek and Łukasz Ronduda
350 pages | 20 color plates, 100 halftones | 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 | © 2014
Paper $29.00 ISBN: 9788364177057 Published September 2014 Not for sale in Poland
Following an international conference organized at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw in 2013, Oskar Hansen—Opening Modernism analyzes diverse aspects of the architectural, theoretical, and didactical oeuvre of Oskar Hansen, who was the Polish member of Team 10, a group of architects that challenged standard views of urbanism more than fifty years ago. In chronicling the impact of Hansen’s theory of “Open Form” on architecture, urban planning, experimental film, and visual arts in postwar Poland, this volume traces the flow of architectural ideas in a Europe divided by the Cold War. Through discussions of the ideas of openness and participation in state-socialist economies, Oskar Hansen—Opening Modernism offers new insights into exhibition design and the interrelations of architecture, visual arts, and the state.
Dirk van den Heuvel | Delft University of Technology
“I am convinced that the introduction of the oeuvre of Hansen to the international debate, as aimed for by the conference held at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, will break new ground in the discourse of the history of modern architecture and open up new fields of enquiry for current research and historiography.”
Contents
The Open Form in Architecture—the Art of the Great Number
Oskar Hansen, Zofia Hansen
 
Introduction
Aleksandra Kedziorek, Lukasz Ronduda
 
Politics of Scale
 
Oskar Hansen’s Radical Humanism: Open Form Against a Cold War Background
Joan Ockman
 
Team 10 East: The Socialist State as an Architectural Project
Lukasz Stanek
 
LCS, or What Is a City?
Andrzej Szczerski
 
PREVI: Experimental Housing Project in Lima
Aleksandra Kedziorek
 
Architecture of Events
 
Space Educates
Felicity D. Scott
 
The Polish Radio Experimental Studio
Lukasz Mojsak
 
The Studio Theater
Aleksandra Kedziorek
 
Architects on the Fringe: Polish Exhibition Design After 1945
Tomasz Fudala
 
Counter-Memorial
 
Open Form, Public Sculpture and the Counter-Memorial: Encounters Between Henry Moore and Oskar Hansen
Katarzyna Murawska-Muthesius
 
House as Open Form
 
Visiting the Hansens
Aleksandra Kedziorek
 
Art and Open Form
 
The Didactics of Oskar Hansen
Jola Cola
 
Adaptation Proposal for the Seat of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts’ Faculty of Sculpture
Aleksandra Kedziorek
 
Visual Games
Lukasz Ronduda
 
You Live and You Learn: Open Form Put to the Test
Karol Sienkiewicz
 
Walking with Hansen
David Crowley
 
Oskar Hansen: a Biography
 
Photo Credits
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