Yona Friedman. Drawings & Models 1945-2010
Dessins & maquettes - OUT OF PRINT
Kamel Mennour & Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, 2010
out of print
The chronological compilation of Yona Friedman’s plans, sketches, drawings, models, collages, installations, etc., since 1945: a monumental publication which offers a complete overview of the work of one of the greatest artists-architects and urbanist theoreticians today, in its many dimensions (urban, economic, ecological, cultural, social and political).
The first chronology of Yona Friedman’s work was published in Rotterdam in 1999. This book takes the same principle and expands his body of work from 1945 to the present day. Emphasis has been placed on the architectural qualities and constructive solutions that Friedman has proposed for over sixty years now. In total approximately 1700 images, often still unknown, reinforce his major role as an urban architect.
Everything has been imagined and detailed for mankind with great generosity: from the home to life in a community, economy to ecology, social to political concerns via plans, sketches, drawings, models, collages, installations…
All the documents come from Yona Friedman’s archive.
Yona Friedman (born 1923 in Budapest, lives and works in Paris) has since the middle of the 20th century been developing the concept of “mobile architecture” according to which housing and town planning should be conceived by their users and should integrate the unpredictability of future behaviour of the user.