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Paris Endless Conceptual Drawing

Frederick Kiesler (American (born Austria-Hungary), 1890–1965)
Kiesler wrote: “The ‘Endless House’ is called the ‘Endless’ because all ends meet, and meet continuously. It is endless like the human body—there is no beginning and no end to it. The ‘Endless’ is rather sensuous, more like the female body in contrast to sharp-angled male architecture.” The concept of endlessness grew from Kiesler’s desire to create interrelationships between man and his environment; between the mediums of painting, sculpture, and architecture; and between man-made and organic forms. Kiesler created designs for the Endless House—a biomorphic structure that proposed a new sculptural model for architecture—from 1947 until his death. Though the house was never built, his concepts survive in countless drawings and models, showing free-form spaces that the artist believed would be physically and spiritually enhancing for the occupant.

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