Carl Auböck Architekt 1924–1993 [Carl Auböck Architect 1924-193]

Design for modern living

Publisher: Carl Auböck Archiv,  Marion Kuzmany

Carl Auböck came from a Viennese artisan family – his parents studied at the Bauhaus in Weimar – and this background has a significant influence on his work. This is the first book to present his wide-ranging œuvre as architect and designer as well as his importance as a teacher.

Auböck’s particular attention to craftsmanship, his wide experience in pre-fabrication and the combination of design, architecture and interior design make him a unique representative of post-1945 Austrian architecture. Few architects and designers have produced such a wealth of creative work so coherent in content. His active involvement in the field of industrial design made him a pioneer in Austria; besides realising his own projects, he was always attentive to the marketability of his students' products. Carl Auböck's consultancy work in developing countries, involving him in specific product developments, also deserves mention.

“Design for modern living” represents Auböck’s central concern: innovations for everyday life evolve into whole rooms suited to a “modern” lifestyle and objects which are at once functional and perfectly shaped. His designs are found today in leading collections worldwide, such as the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna.

The example of Carl Auböck also serves to focus on the historical significance of the architecture and design of the 1960s and '70s – a period as yet given little attention.


Details zum Buch
Pages 288 Seiten
Illustrations copious illustrations
Format 21 x 24 cm
Binding Hardback with dustcover
Price € 39,00
ISBN 978-3-7025-0596-7
Language German/English

Categories: Architecture