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.
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.
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|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|
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|Date deposited:||12 September 2012|
|Date of first online publication:||August 2010|
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