• Yves Klein  Air architecture

Book, 2004

Yves Klein Air architecture


Yves Klein, 18, and his friends were on the beach in Nice when they decided to divide the world between them. Klein (1928-1962) chose the air, the sky without clouds. His fascination for this element and his immateriality continues; In the late fifties, he developed with the German architect Werner Ruhnau humorous projects for "air architecture", air walls and aerial roofs. For example, in the idea of a "temple of the elements", with cafes, water games and fountains secured only by drafts of rain. With these ideas, Klein combined an optimistic philosophy, which wanted to create a new paradise, a garden of Eden, in which man should be free to dedicate his interests. This publication is the first to deal exclusively with this aspect of Yves Klein's work; It includes reproductions of drawings and other works as well as essays and speeches on the subject. A number of other articles highlight the importance of Kleins' work on the subject of immateriality.
Editor Hatje Cantz Verlag
Lieu Ostfildern, Germany
ISBN 978-3-7757-1407-5