The expression of architecture by Coop Himmelb(l)au against the aesthetical concept by Gilles Deleuze

Aleksander Serafin



The article draws attention to the interdependence between Baroque aesthetics and contemporary expressive architecture. A contribution to the reflection has become the philosophical theory by Gilles Deleuze, who considered architecture in the context of a Baroque continuity and liquidity of a form. In this context particular works by group Coop Himmelb(l)au was analysed. On the one hand, the work of this design team is cosmopolitan and commercial, but on the other hand, it aptly fits into the terms of cultural continuity of Austrian and South German tradition. In fact, both Baroque and Expressionism influenced their character.

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