The work of the brilliant German architect, one of the leading exponents of the postmodern movement.
[Oswald Mathias Ungers.
Complete works I 1951-1990] The first volume on the complete work of Oswald Mathias Ungers illustrates the activity of the German architect from 1951 to 1990, work that stands out for a sensibility that cannot easily be categorized in the usual terms utilized to analyze the rapid succession of contemporary architectural trends. Unconcerned with fashions, this work has not met with unanimous critical acclaim, especially in Germany, precisely because of the fact that it rejects the reassuring acceptance of the social-public architecture that for many years influenced the standards of assessment of architecture in Germany.
The work of Ungers represents a fundamental component in the history of the renewal of architecture, based on detachment from functionalism and a reappropriation of artistic autonomy, hypothesizing the recovery of construction in the sphere of the intellectual responsibility of the architect.