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VON WERDEN UND VERGEHEN
DER BILDER
Edgar Lissel
Schlebrügge 2009/2017

Edgar Lissel's critical approach to photography reveals new and altered ways of seeing. Unconventional perspectives and vantage points surprise us; they seem illusory and manipulative. In his stagings of light, space, and time the artist achieves enigmatic images of the moment, which endure as relicts of a world that cannot always be completely explained.
Texts: Hubertus von Amelunxen, Martin Hochleitner, Inge Nevole, Claudia Weinzierl
[EN version]

NOMADIC FURNITURE 3.0 – NEW LIBERATED LIVING?
Martina Fineder, Thomas Geisler, Sebastian Hackenschmidt (eds.)
Niggli 2016

Referencing the legendary handbooks by Victor Papanek from the 1970s, this volume traces the development of self-made furniture since the beginning of the DIY era and also offers a range of instructions for building both DIY classics and new concepts, which were carefully tested within the framework of the research and exhibition project Nomadic Furniture 3.0 at the MAK.
Texts: various authors and designers
[EN versions of select texts]

POSSIBLE CONTENT FOR 18 PAGES
Franz Thalmair (ed.)
Revolver Publishing 2014–2016

Vilém Flusser's essay "The Gesture of Writing" provides the thematic and formal-aesthetic foundation for 18 research chapters that reflect upon the act of writing at the intersection of linguistic, visual, physical, and spatial communication. A series of three exhibition and publication projects – "This Page Intentionally Left Blank", "A Set of Lines, A Stack of Paper", and "Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit Amet" – with works by various artists.
Texts: Kenneth Goldsmith, Oliver Ruf, Franz Thalmair
[EN versions]

BERGER + PARKKINEN – DIAGONAL STRATEGIES
August Sarnitz (ed.)
Birkhäuser Verlag 2017

The buildings by Berger+Parkkinen Architects are distinguished by a clear, elegant urbanity and an innovative approach to materials. The award-winning Embassies of the Nordic Countries in Berlin (1995–1999) counts among their most publicized works. This first monograph about the office includes an essay by Francisco Barrachina Pastor, an in-depth interview, and a comprehensive index of works.
Texts: August Sarnitz
[EN version]

eoos HACKING THE FUTURE

ASPECTS OF GROWTH
Birgit Knoechl (ed.)
Verlag für Moderne Kunst 2015

Phyto-bodies spurt from the corners, ambush the viewers, cloak the walls, writhe out of ventilation pipes, cross borders. Birgit Knoechl's installations are menacing forces of nature. Growth out of control.
Texts: Franz Thalmair, Julya Rabinowich, Ursula Maria Probst, Jan Verwoert
[EN version]

SOCIAL FURNITURE
EOOS (eds.)
König Books 2016

A social design project by EOOS consisting of 18 furniture designs intended for a collective self-building process, developed in the framework of the "Places for People" project, the Austrian contribution to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Beyond its function in refugee aid projects, the collection can be applied at different scales and in response to various needs.
Texts: EOOS
[EN version]

HACKING THE FUTURE AND PLANET
Klaus Schafler (ed.)
Folio Verlag 2013

Fact or fiction? Large-scale interventions in the global climate sytem to counter climate change through geoengineering technologies and the manipulation of local and regional weather conditions.
Texts: Maren Richter, Klaus Lackner, Wenzel Mraček, Hannes Fernow
[EN & DE versions]

RE–
Franz Thalmair (ed.)
Revolver Publishing 2015

The artists' book Re-, eponymous for the subsequent exhibition in the Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, explores the principle of reiteration in current artistic production.
Texts: Franz Thalmair, Christian Höller, TransArts students, die Angewandte
[DE & EN versions]

LUNA PARK AUSTRIAN FASHION DESIGN FASHION IN CONTEXT Zacherlhaus

LUNA PARK
Wendelin Pressl
Revolver Publishing 2015

The artistic works of Wendelin Pressl staged as a journey through the legendary amusement park on Coney Island.
Texts: Walter Moser, Franz Thalmair, Marcus Steinweg
[EN version]

AUSTRIAN FASHION DESIGN
Ulrike Tschabitzer-Handler & Andreas Oberkanins (eds.)
Brandstätter Verlag 2014

A time travel through Austrian fashion design from the milliner Bertha Goldwag to portraits of outstanding figureheads such as Rudi Gernreich and Helmut Lang.
Texts: Annemarie Bönsch, Elisabeth Frottier, Daniel Kalt, Brigitte R. Winkler, et al.
[EN version]

FASHION IN CONTEXT
Gerda Buxbaum (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2009

A Vienna Fashion Institute publication based on the discourse of fashion as a social and cultural design phenomenon that can only be defined and understood using a transdisciplinary approach...
Texts:
[EN revisions]

JOŽE PLECNIK. THE ZACHERL HOUSE
Nikolaus, Ulrich, Peter Zacherl (eds.)
Birkhäuser Verlag 2016

International connoisseurs of Plečnik's architecture and Viennese modernism capture the unique characteristics of his multifaceted architecture through the lens of his groundbreaking project from 1905, the Zacherl House in Vienna.
Texts: Damjan Prelovšek, Boris Podrecca, Kenneth Frampton, Ákos Moravánszky
[EN version], with Ada Brant

WU CAMPUS

ES-F LIFE BALL MAG EOOS

WU CAMPUS
Matthias Boeckl (ed.)
Ambra Verlag 2014

A modern campus for the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The master plan by BUSarchitektur provides an urban "oasis with pavilions in the garden". The buildings by Zaha Hadid Architects,BUSarchitektur, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, CRAB studio, Estudio Carme Pinós and NO.MAD Arquitectos interact like an orchestra, harmonized and dynamized by a"walk along park".
Texts: Franziska Leeb, Dietmer Eberle, Isabella Marboe, Cordula Rau, Andrei Gheorghe
[EN version]

ES-F. A METALANGUAGE OF SPACE
Wolfgang Fiel (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2010

Documentation of the life work of architect Eckhard Schulze-Fielitz, a visionary in the theoretical and practical application of mass fabrication and modular spatial systems to the unpredictability and flux of everyday urban life.
Texts: ES-F, Yona Friedman, Hans Ulrich Olbrist, Peter G. Auer
[EN version, DE revisions]

20 YEARS
LIFE BALL MAGAZINE
Echomedia Verlag 2012

First edition of the magazine of the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the Life Ball. Interviews and articles documenting 20 years of the AIDS benefit event and the activities of the association with recaps of the spectacular fashion shows.
Texts: AIDS LIFE, Gery Keszler
[EN & DE versions, editing], with Harald Weiler

BY: EOOS
EOOS (eds.)
Birkhäuser Verlag 2015

A monograph of the Viennese furniture and product designers on the occasion of the studio's 20-year jubilee and exhibition at the MAK in Vienna.
Texts: Thomas Geisler, Katarina Posch, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein
[EN & DE versions]

UNDER THE SURFACE HAUPTBAHNHOF SOUTH STATION POLYCHROMIE

UNDER THE SURFACE
Manfred Walkobinger
SpringerWienNewYork 2012

20 photographic stories and accounts of encounters with the bizarre creatures and astonishing behavior of exotic underwater life by the Austrian sculptor.
Texts: Manfred Walkobinger, Wolf D. Prix
[EN version, adaptation of short poems]

VIENNA MAIN STATION
Roman Bönsch (ed.)
Birkhäuser Verlag 2015

From South Station to Main Station. Specialist texts, essays, plans, and photography document the fundamental transformation of an urban area in Vienna with insights into the construction and operational phases of the new mobility hub.
Texts: Franziska Leeb, Karl-Johann Hartig, Hannes Höttl
[EN version]

VIENNA SOUTH STATION AND ITS DEMOLITION
Roman Bönsch (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2011

An artistic documentation of the demise of the South Station – built in the 1950s, the fourth train station on this site – a neuralgic corner of Vienna. Photo and text reflections on the ghosts of an important post-war monument for the Viennese and visitors alike.
Texts: Herbert Harrer, Elke Krasny, Martina Tritthart
[EN version]

POLYCHROMIE ARCHITECTURALE
LE CORBUSIER'S COLOR KEYBOARDS FROM 1931 AND 1959
Arthur Rüegg (ed.)
Birkhäuser Verlag 2015

Le Corbusier designed two color collections for the Salubra wallpaper company: the "Clavier de couleurs" of 1931, with 43 colors, and the 1959 collection, with 20. The 3rd edition of the standard reference work and a valuable instrument for all those who deal with color in theory or practice.
Postscript texts: Arthur Rüegg
[EN version]

DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGY METEORA ORIGO ENVELOPE

DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGY
Alison Clarke (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2011

Design Anthropology brings together leading international design theorists, design consultants and anthropologists to explore the changing object culture of the 21st century. From design ethnography to cultural probing, innovative designers are employing anthropological methods to elicit the meanings, rather than the mere form and function, of objects.
Texts: Jane Fulton Suri, Harvey Molotch, Pauline Garvey, among others
[EN revision]

METEORA
Spiros Stathoulopoulos (dir.)
Coproduction Office 2012

In the hot plains of central Greece, the Orthodox monasteries of Metéora are perched atop sandstone pillars, suspended between heaven and earth. The growing affection between young monk and a nun puts their monastic life under question. Torn between spiritual devotion and their human desire, they must decide which path to follow.
Press book, synopsis, interviews with the cast and director.
[EN & DE original texts]

ORIGO (AT POINT ZERO OF THE POINT OF VIEW)
Birgit Rinagl & Franz Thalmair (eds.)
Revolver Publishing 2013

Catalog for the eponymous exhibition at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse which localized Karl Bühler's Theory of Language – the zero point of the speech act – in the realm of visual art.
Texts: Beate Hausbichler, Birgit Rinagl, Franz Thalmair
[EN version]

AN ENVELOPE FOR ARTS, SCIENCES, POLITICS AND US
Virgil Widrich et al. (eds.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2011

Mixing realities and mediating myths & methods: Sealed in the book/envelope are a variety of thoughts, images, considerations, and theoretical references about the immediate and broader context of establishing an Art & Science class at the University of Applied Arts of Vienna.
Texts: Nikolaus Gansterer, Bernd Kräftner, Johanna, Schaffer, Virgil Widrich
[EN revision]

LP PLOETZLICH CIESLAK FUNCTIONAL AESTHETICS

LP ARCHITEKTUR – PROJECTS AND BUILDINGS
Nobert Mayr & Tom Lechner (eds.)
Ambra Verlag 2013

Publication about the works of Salzburg architect Tom Lechner. Buildings without bestowed romanticism or individualist gestures; the primary aim is not the object, it is the spatial and experiential qualities within and out to the landscape, which the buildings themselves offer the users.
Texts: Otto Kapfinger, Franziska Leeb, Norbert Mayr
[EN version]

UND PLÖTZLICH MUSSTE ICH MICH ERINNERN
Ursula Albrecht and Ines Sommer
Edition Zeitgeschichte 2011

Biographical accounts of the author's life in Dresden in the early GDR and her escape to Vienna.
[DE revision, cover design]

ART IS A FORBIDDEN FRUIT MARMELADE
Maks Cieślak
MUMOK 2011

Catalog for the exhibition of the humorous and unconventional video artworks of the first Polish winner of the Henkel Art Award.
Texts: Karola Kraus, Dorota Monkiewicz
[EN revision]

FUNCTIONAL AESTHETICS
Sabine Seymour
SpringerWienNewYork 2010

Fashionable Technology - The publication explores state-of-the-art art and design precedents between the poles of fashion, design, and technology, and sciences with a focus on their aesthetic and functional aspects.
Texts: Sabine Seymour
[EN revision]

VIE A Guide #1 A Guide #2 IBA

VIE METAMORPHOSIS
Roman Bönsch (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2012

Documentation of the extension and transformation of Vienna International Airport between 2004 and 2012. The photographer and editor accompanied the metamorphosis of one of the largest construction sites in Europe from the very beginning.
Texts: Sebastian Illichmann, Robert Keiser, Ralph Knickmeier, Norbert Steiner
[EN version]

A GUIDE MAGAZINE #1
Unit-F
Autumn/Winter 2009

"Handcrafts" – bi-annual city guide/magazine on fashion, society, urban issues

[EN revision]

A GUIDE MAGAZINE #2
Unit-F
Spring/Summer 2010

"Horsey Business" – bi-annual city guide/magazine on fashion, society, urban issues

[EN revision]

IBA HAMBURG
Projects and Concepts
Jovis 2010

Catalog for the interim presentation of the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg. Reflections on the key themes of the redevelopment project and on the upgrading of the Wilhelmsburg neighborhood.
Texts: Jörn Walter, Uli Hellweg et al.
[EN version]

SOMMERER COOPERATIVES POORTFOLIO VIC-M

INTERACTIVE ART RESEARCH
Christa Sommerer et al. (eds.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2009

The work of the artist duo Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau deals with the application of scientific principles such as artificial life, generative systems, and nanotechnologies to innovative interface design.
Texts: Peter Weibel, Christiane Paul, Mathias Michalka, Itsuo Sakane
[EN revision]

INHABITANTS COLLECTIVES in: Les Coopératives d'Habitants en Europe, Yann Maury (ed.)
Editions Bruylant 2009

Article "Inhabitants Collectives" about housing projects under self-management in Holland with the Poortgebouw in Rotterdam as illustration. Contribution originally written in English and Dutch for an international conference in Lyon on new forms of collective living projects in Europe. Presentation with Lidewij Tummers, Tussen-Ruimte on the social benefits and struggles of cooperatives.
[EN & NL original texts]

POORTFOLIO
Peter Blakeney & Christine Schöffler
Poortgebouw 2006

Portfolio of 26 years of artistic and cultural events in the self-organized freespace on the Maas.
[EN & NL original texts, graphic design], illustrations by Jan Besselink

VIC-M
Albert Wimmer (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2010

The New VIC-M Conference Building by Albert Wimmer is a unique Danube City landmark. Its form responds to the Vienna International Centre, but it breaks away from the VICs geometrical stringency and stands as a contemporary architectural interpretation that creates a dialogue with its surroundings.
Texts:
[EN revision]


NEW REALITIES INTERACTIVE DRAMATURGIES MEDIATECTURE IN THE PLACE OF COINCIDENCE

NEW REALITIES: BEING SYNCRETIC
Wolfgang Fiel et al. (eds.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2009

Publication from the 9th International Consciousness Reframed research conference. Syncretism denotes the attempt to reconcile contradictory beliefs, practices, or schools of thought to map the nascent territory of an emergent field of transdisciplinarity.
Texts: Roy Ascott, Gerald Bast, Margarete Jahrmann, Ruth Schnell
[EN revision]

ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE UNCONSCIOUS
in: Interactive Dramaturgies, Heide Hagebölling (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2004

Article "Archaeology of the Unconscious" in the book Interactive Dramaturgies: New Approaches in Multimedia Content and Design. The publication explores methods and strategies of interactive dramaturgy where the user is actively involved, cooperation among users is supported, and repeated visits are motivated.
[EN original text]

MEDIATECTURE
Christoph Kronhagel (ed.)
SpringerWienNewYork 2010

The design of medially augmented spaces. A handbook for a new design method that provides a foundation for creating media façades and how physical living spaces can be concretely and sensibly connected to medial life worlds.
Texts: ag4, art+com, Wolf Lieser
[EN version], with Harald Weiler

IN THE PLACE OF COINCIDENCE
Peter Blakeney, Ralf Herms (eds.)
Gingko Press 2000

This Nofrontiere Design publication dramatizes the evolving identity and role of a multimedia company beyond the familiar model of the portfolio. The concept fused hybrid design methodology with subjective interpretation and criticism of "digital society" in an (imaginary) world of no necessary distinction.
Texts: Peter Blakeney, Kaz Murphy, Morgan Russell, Nofrontiere
[EN original texts and revisions]

WHY ROTTERDAM hainburg mozart2006 SOHO

WHY ROTTERDAM
Peter Blakeney & Christine Schöffler (eds.)
Website journal 2004-07

The WHY in Rotterdam exists innbetween the consensus reality or factual history and it's hidden legends and imagined utopias. In this vast web archive, storytelling weapons were developed to amplify the uncanny interconnections, translate the preverbal suspicions and stimulate therapeutic erections in the City of Architecture.
[EN original texts and interviews]

WASSERTURM HAINBURG
Peter Blakeney & Christine Schöffler
Nofrontiere 2001

For a planned visitors center about the Donau-Auen National Park a dramaturgical concept was developed to illuminate the hidden machinations and invisible processes of this special wetland biotope. Architecture by Coop Himmelb(l)au.
[EN & DE concept book]

MOZART 2006
Peter Blakeney & Christine Schöffler
Nofrontiere 2001

Mozart hated Salzburg. The departure point of this concept was to consider the actual urban feeling in Salzburg, during the Mozart 2006 festival and Mozart's life. Compression. Isolation. Density. Now, then, and in the future. Walls. The periphery offers space for reflection, meditation, and contemplation.
[EN & DE concept book]

SOHO IN OTTAKRING – WHAT'S UP?
Verein Soho in Ottakring
SpringerWienNewYork 2008

Ten years of the Viennese neighbourhood art project in the context of the upgrading and/or gentrification of the 16th district Ottakring. The publication reflects on the possibilities and consequences of art in the variable field of conflicting interests.
Texts: Elke Krasny, Elisabeth Mayerhofer, Maria-Theres Okrasek
[EN version]

invisiblevienna      

INVISIBLE VIENNA
Peter Blakeney & Christine Schöffler
Nofrontiere 2001

The adaptation of the Palais Coburg revealed the archaeological secret lying dormant in its cellars: the largest surviving trace of the Renaissance fortifications. This dramaturgical concept interprets the walls' symbolic filtering of the outside reality from the inside illusion and the centuries long physical, socio-cultural, and psychological effect on the "City of Dreams".
[EN & DE concept book]