The Tale of Tomorrow

The book The Tale Of Tomorrow; Utopian Architecture in the Modernist Realm from Gestalten showcases utopian buildings of the 1960s and 1970s, and compiles radical ideas, rediscovered photos and visionary structures. Driven by idealistic visions the retro-futuristic epoch and the utopian buildings aimed to overcome social divisions and political strife. For half a century, it was both hope and inspiration with an architecture that enabled us to live humane, healthy lives. Featuring renowned works like The House of the Century built in 1972 by the Ant Farm Art Collective and the iconic TWA Terminal at JFK Airport in New York deigned by Eero Saarinen in 1962 (about to be turned into a hotel by the way) as well as lesser known masterpieces, the book is also profiling major thinkers such as Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier in this presentation of the diverse twentieth century phenomenon. All images copyright Gestalten.

 

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The Polish architect Zvi Hecker (b.1931) stands out as a brilliant example of the retro-futuristic epoch, with his architecture emphasizing geometry, modularity and asymmetry. Visit Zvi Heckers website here.