books of the month eleanor oliphant
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Figures A Project in St. Petersburg 2010-2012 by Rob Krier
  

Figures A Project in St. Petersburg 2010-2012

Synopsis

Figures A Project in St. Petersburg 2010-2012 by Rob Krier

Among contemporary architectural theorists and practitioners Rob Krier is one of the most controversial and respected. Born in Luxembourg in 1938 he is known worldwide for his masterful architectural accomplishments through projects such as De Resident in The Hague (1993-2001), or the Cite Judiciaire in Luxembourg (1992-2008). Besides his actual profession Krier has for years also made a vocation of his love of art. In his contribution to the European Embankment project in St. Petersburg, Krier recently demonstrated the power of architecture and fine art to cross-fertilise. He designed the facade for a 132-metres long building on the Newa riverbank-one that looks across the water onto the rear facade of the Hermitage for which he modelled more than 50 figures in white clay, as well as around 65 linear metres of reliefs.

About the Author

Rob Krier is an architect and influential theorist for architecture and urban planning. Born and raised in Luxembourg, he moved to Vienna after having studied in Munich and worked for Oswald Mathias Ungers and Frei Otto. Today he resides in Berlin and Liguria. After teaching posts in Stuttgart and Lausanne, he was a professor of architecture at Vienna Technical University from 1976 to 1998 and, in 1986, held a guest professorship at Yale University in New Haven, Mass. Besides his work as an architect, Rob Krier creates sculptures and statuary arts primarily for public spaces.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2012

Author

Rob Krier

More books by Rob Krier
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Edition Axel Menges

Format

Hardback
704 pages

Categories

Human figures depicted in art
Sculpture

ISBN

9783936681666

I love Lovereading because of its ability to connect people that love books & unite them in a friendly, stimulating & interesting community.

Megan Olwen William

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

They are bright, breezy and eager to offer a great book, then genuinely listen/respect the review one writes.

Maggie Crane

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Love Reading - it not only does what it says on the tin, it does it with Jam on!!

Maz Tucker

I love the newsletter with reviews of all the new books coming out. Can't wait to open it when it arrives in my inbox.

Rachel Aygin

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools