Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the Jewish-Austrian architect and artist, who preached against the Modernist and functionalist credo (he wanted to get “loose from Loos”) was born Friedrich Stowasser on Dec. 15, 1928 (d. 2000) but quickly became Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser (or rich-in-peace, rainy-day, dark-bright, one-hundred-waters) when he came into his own as an artist…

Above: Die Grüne Zitadelle von Magdeburg (built 2003-5)


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December 16, 2010 · 10:16 am

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