The Long Thin Yellow Legs of Architecture - Rotterdam - The Netherlands
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N 51° 54.676 E 004° 28.688
31U E 601672 N 5752201
Quick Description: A great pice of art close of the center of Rotterdam
Location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Date Posted: 12/27/2021 7:58:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM15FDH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
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Long Description:
As far back as the 1990s, Coop Himmelb(l)au worked in deconstructivism, for which this image is exemplary: not seeking harmony and synthesis, but rather fragmentation, chaos, contrast and movement in the design. The duo designed the sculpture as part of the 'Pictures in the city' project in 1988. The sketch was created in one short moment during the design process. Coop Himmelb(l)au's deliberately chosen intuitive working method results in expressive designs for buildings and sculptures, including the sculpture The Long Thin Yellow Legs of Architecture, which was made for Rotterdam. Originally, the work was to be placed in front of café De Unie on the Westersingel, but the work was too large. It is an open construction of sheet steel and beams. The materials derived from the functional construction contrast with the elaboration, which is emphatically non-functional. Through this way of working, the architects suggest a lightness of the image that cannot be reconciled with the format. The use of color also contributes to this: the heavy steel beams and plates are largely painted in light colors such as yellow, white and azure blue.
Title: The Long Thin Yellow Legs of Architecture

Artist: Coop Himmelb

Media (materials) used: Steel

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): pedestrian area

Date of creation or placement: 1/1/1988

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