Christian Kieckens
Christian Kieckens
Architect and teacher architectural design at the Henry van de Velde Instituut, Antwerp, °1951

Brussels
www.christiankieckens.be

Christian designs furniture, buildings and squares. He is also an exhibition curator and set designer. In other words, he's a uomo universale!
He designed the furniture for Copyright Ghent, i.e. tables, cupboards and counter. The next step is to remodel our entrance.
It's great working with Christian. We have known each other for so long, he instinctively understands what we have in mind. Yet every design comes as a surprise to us - because we're not very good at reading plans and so never know exactly what we'll be getting!
His library contains books about both classical and contemporary architecture, art and photography. That day he chose a pile of books, including Peter Eisenman's 'Ten Canonical Buildings' because he believes it provides an interesting approach when it comes to teaching his students to look and analyze. Also 'Elmgreen & Dragset' (he loved their installation at 'Skulptur Münster' summer 2007), Maurizio Cattelan's mini-monograph, writings by the painter Gerhard Richter, a little book by Joachim Koester (who he has been following for ten years) and the books of photographic work by August Sander and Wolfgang Tillmans.

 

BOOKS BOUGHT

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August Sander. Citizens of the Twentieth Century

Compiled by Susanne Lange, Gabriele Conrath-Scholl and Gerd Sander

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Elmgreen & Dragset. This is the First Day of my Life

Tony Benn, Massimiliano Gioni, Amelia Saul

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Gerhard Richter. Text 1961-2007

Gerhard Richter, Dietmar Elger, Hans Ulrich Obrist

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Joachim Koester. Messages from the Unseen

Anders Kreuger, Hal Foster, Joachim Koester

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Maurizio Cattelan

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Peter Eisenman. 10 Canonical Buildings: 1950-2000

Written by Peter Eisenman, Edited by Ariane Lourie, Foreword by Stan Allen

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Wolfgang Tillmans. Lighter

Joachim Jager

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