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O. M. Ungers:cosmos of architecture

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Oswald Mathias Ungers (born in 1926) is one of Germany's most influential architects and one of the twentieth century's most important architectural theorists. He argues that his field thrives in close relationship to the visual arts: "Art and architecture have the same roots, are inscribed with the same codes and systems. Separating them would mean destroying their value, eradicating them." His built work, particularly museum buildings in cities like Hamburg and Cologne, always embodies Ungers' emphatic commitment to architecture as pure art. Cosmos of Architecture features work from Ungers' art collection, his architectural models, finished buildings and library, investigating connections among them.

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