Semester I
ON REVOLUTION


Session 06
20.06.2018
Location: Atelier Hans Josephsohn, Zurich, CH


Ursprung, Philip
2012
Art and Architecture since the 1960s
in Expression: Architecture and the Arts
Zurich, Park Books
Text Synopsis
In this text, Philip Ursprung analyzes the complex relationship between architecture, art and eventually design in the last decades starting from the `60s.
He raises the question as to whether design will absorb art and architecture at some point in the not-too-distant future. Design, not as in the manufacture of particular products, but as the overall design of our surroundings, even of our very lives, as an unbreakable concatenation of immediate presences, as a constant presence.
About the Author
Philip Ursprung has been a Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at ETH Zürich since 2011 and Designated Dean of the Department of Architecture. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History at Freie Universität Berlin in 1993 after studying in Geneva, Vienna, and Berlin and his Habilitation at ETH Zurich in 1999. He taught at the University of Geneva, the Hochschule der Künste Berlin, the GSAPP of Columbia University New York, the Barcelona Institute of Architecture and the University of Zürich.
Philip Ursprung served as an advisor to the Swiss Federal Government as a member of the Eidgenössische Kunstkommission from 1997 to 2004. He was president of the Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art from 2003 to 2014 and president of the Jury of Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart from 2007-2011. Since 2013, he has been president of the scientific board of Zentralinstiut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

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Ursprung
2012
ArtandArchitecture
1960s
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Expression
Zurich
ParkBooks
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