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Motion and landscape : Otl Aicher, Günther Grzimek and the graphic and garden designs of the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Schiller, Kay and Young, Christopher (2010) 'Motion and landscape : Otl Aicher, Günther Grzimek and the graphic and garden designs of the 1972 Munich Olympics.', Urban history., 37 (2). pp. 272-288.

Abstract

This article focuses on Otl Aicher's design and Günther Grzimek's garden architecture for the 1972 Munich Olympics. We argue that the functionalist aesthetics of the Munich Olympic site should be interpreted as a translation into graphic and landscape design of 1960s progressivism in West German society and democracy. In the process Aicher and Grzimek somewhat paradoxically drew on the tradition of the Olympic Gesamtkunstwerk inaugurated in Berlin in 1936.

Item Type:Article
Full text:PDF - Published Version (601Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0963926810000350
Publisher statement:© Copyright Cambridge University Press 2010. This paper has been published by Cambridge University Press in "Urban history" (37: 2 (2010) 272-288) http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=UHY
Record Created:12 Sep 2012 11:05
Last Modified:13 Sep 2012 15:21

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