The Poetry of Construction
- Comprises all of Claus Bury's sculptural work
- Fascinating photos from across more than four decades
- Text by architecture and design expert Volker Fischer
Sculptor Claus Bury (b. 1946) has been enhancing public spaces in Germany for more than four decades with his monumental sculptures, which by now total more than 100. His canon of forms is comprised of geometric basic corpuses, such as squares and cubes, triangles and pyramids, rectangles, rhombuses and segments, which he employs in a contemporary Archaic style oriented on the antique structures of Egypt, Greece and Mexico. Bury's sculptures are almost always accessible, and the contingent changes in perspective do not only thematize the basic requirements of the human experience of form and space; they also articulate people's experience in their surroundings, impressively underpinning Hegel's theory that the world has a 'house character' and that man is fundamentally a domestic creature. A spectacular review of Claus Bury's monumental works in ships, gates, houses, arches, bridges and temples.
Text in English and German.
- 23rd Jan 2020
- USA & Canada
- 7.87 in x 10.63 in
- 400 Pages
- 323 color