Coop Himmelblau: Architektur ist Jetzt is a monograph of the progressive, still active architectural office founded in 1968 in Vienna, Austria. The founding partners were Wolf D. Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Rainer Michael Holzer. The book was published in 1983 by Verlag Gerd Hatje.
Architektur ist Jetzt (Architecture is Now) contains a comprehensive presentation of Coop Himmelblau’s built and unbuilt projects, activities, statements, writings and publications from 1968 until 1983. The texts are both in German and in English. The foreword has been written by Frank Werner. The book has been illustrated with black-and-white photographs and architectural drawings , drawings and other visual material of the group’s avant-garde projects in the fields of both architecture and art.
Coop Himmelblau’s projects of the last few years conform closely to the groups motto: The tougher the times, the tougher the architecture” (…) The unbroken avant-garde attitude of Coop Himmelblau seems to me of higher importance than any attempt to classify and categorise them.
– Frank Werner, Foreword. In: Coop Himmelblau: Architektur ist Jetzt, p. 6, 7.
For more information about the group, please visit their website at www.coop-himmelblau.at.
The copy in our stock is in good condition. There is some shelf wear on the covers, but the pages are clean and the binding is fine. There is an inscription on the front fly leaf.