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Markus Heinsdorff

Static + Dynamic

Anyone wishing to understand the whole body of work created by artist Markus Heinsdorff would have to embark on a voyage around the world: From the depths of the Amazon, to the vast cities of India and China, to the small villages of Africa, all of which feature site-specific installation works that hover at the border between architecture and sustainable art. This volume makes that trip much easier, offering an exploration of Heinsdorff’s continuing study of the topics of space, the forces of nature, and upcycling through reproductions, sketches, photographs, and models of more than forty of his artworks, which combine artistic verve and engineering precision. This volume takes us to Shanghai, where Heinsdorff developed and installed the German-Chinese Pavilion for EXPO 2010. We also visit a floating living space on Germany’s Lake Starnberg, a wind-water tower in Zanzibar, and a modern treehouse in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Complementing that selection of images are essays by well-known writers such as journalist Gottfried Knapp and architecture writer Christian Schittich, who interpret Heinsdorff’s international creative works from a variety of perspectives.

290 pages | 260 color plates | 9 1/4 x 12


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