Fluid Bodies: Methods for Casting New Esthetics

Rupert Zallman, Quirin Krumbholz and the Institute Of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Eds.)

Angewandte & Birkhaüser, 2022


From casting to sculpture.

Cast materials become solid, yet they originate as fluid materials that can take on any imaginable form. This simple yet radical paradigm allows for the exploration of volumetric formations through process-oriented casting and experimentation with alternative ways of manufacturing, presenting, and shaping casting molds.

Working with hardening bodies fundamentally challenges the notion of formal rigidity; conventional formwork models are reconsidered, and a new aesthetic emerges.

Fluid Bodies presents a variety of objects created using alternative casting methods. The book documents experimental artistic research and showcases innovative and surprising sculptures in concrete and plaster.

– Alternative ways of manufacturing, presenting, and shaping casting molds
– Concrete and plaster sculptures, parametric designs, and the further development of conventional formwork models and casting processes
– With numerous large-format photographs


ISBN: 9783035625868

192 pagina's, geïllustreerd, 27 x 21 cm, paperback, Engels