Research on Beauty
Author: Anupama Kundoo
with approx. 40 col. and 180 b/w Images
Dimensions: 21 x 27 cm
Euro 32.00 sFr 56.50
Date of publication: August 2009
|Roger Anger (1923–2008) was one of the busiest and most exciting French architects of the 1950s and 60s. Sculptural plasticity and individualized, timeless modernity identify his unique architectural language. This is amply demonstrated by the more than 100 buildings designed by his practice in Paris alone. His three 28 storey housing towers in Grenoble, the highest residential buildings in Europe at the time, and recipient of the Belgian “Premier Prix International d'Architecture” in 1967 remain today as an icon of the city and a spectacular example of his work. In 1965, Roger Anger was appointed Chief Architect of Auroville, a utopian city in South India calling for visionary planning, the site where in the last decades the essence of his work as an architect, painter and sculptor was concentrated.