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Autonomous architecture in Flanders : the early works of Marie-José van Hee, Christian Kieckens, Marc Dubois, Paul Robbrecht and Hilde Daem / edited by Caroline Voet [et al.].

Contributor(s): Hee, Marie-José van, 1950- | Kieckens, Christian, 1951- | Dubois, Marc, 1950- | Robbrecht, Paul | Daem, Hilde | Voet, Caroline.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leuven : Leuven University Press, [2016]Description: 231 pages : illustrations, plans, ports ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789462700673; 9462700672.Subject(s): Architecture -- Belgium -- Flanders -- History -- 20th century | Architecture -- Belgium -- Flanders -- History -- 21st century | 724.91 -- Arts Architecture 20th century | 720.94931 -- Arts Architecture Belgium FlandersSummary: Five well-known graduates of the class of 1974 of the St Lucas Institute in Ghent, Marie-José Van Hee, Paul Robbrecht & Hilde Daem, Christian Kieckens and Marc Dubois can be considered as leading architects of their generation. To the present-day, their professional careers and legacy have been of great importance to the development of Flemish architecture. In their early works and writings, they established a distinct architectural language, rooted in historical knowledge and with a reflection to art and craftsmanship. Architecture was singled out as a spatial phenomenon with an autonomous logic grounded in inhabitation and experience. This generation represents a significant turn towards architectural autonomy in Flanders which resonated with similar international developments in the late 1970s. Moreover they played a decisive role in the emancipation and professionalization of the architectural culture in Flanders. Exhibition: De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium (12.02-05.06.2016).
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-227).

Five well-known graduates of the class of 1974 of the St Lucas Institute in Ghent, Marie-José Van Hee, Paul Robbrecht & Hilde Daem, Christian Kieckens and Marc Dubois can be considered as leading architects of their generation. To the present-day, their professional careers and legacy have been of great importance to the development of Flemish architecture. In their early works and writings, they established a distinct architectural language, rooted in historical knowledge and with a reflection to art and craftsmanship. Architecture was singled out as a spatial phenomenon with an autonomous logic grounded in inhabitation and experience. This generation represents a significant turn towards architectural autonomy in Flanders which resonated with similar international developments in the late 1970s. Moreover they played a decisive role in the emancipation and professionalization of the architectural culture in Flanders. Exhibition: De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium (12.02-05.06.2016).

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