Frederick J. Kiesler: Endless Space

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West Hollywood, CA 90069

Frederick J. Kiesler is often cited as this century’s most significant non-building architect. His exploration of “endlessness” and designs for the space-time continuum have inspired today’s experimental architects. Frederick J. Kiesler Endless Space highlighted the Endless House (1959), a project developed over a 30-year period that offers a rich synthesis of the architect’s theories. Organized by the MAK Center in collaboration with the Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation, the exhibition debuted at the Schindler House and featured a new critical publication on the architect.

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A lecture at the Schindler House by Dieter Bogner, December 4, 2000. Chairman of the Frederick and Lillian Kiesler Foundation Dieter Bogner examined Kiesler’s architecture in relation to his concepts of endlessness and architecture as “biotechnique.”

Frederick J. Kiesler: Endless Space, February 22, 2001. In collaboration with the AIA Master of Architecture Lecture Series, the MAK Center hosted a symposium at Los Angles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater featuring leading historians and practitioners in discussion about the concept of endlessness in architecture. Panelists Sylvia Lavin, Greg Lynn, Lebbeus Woods and Anthony Vidler discussed recent cultural and scientific developments that have contributed to the evolution of “endless” architecture, considering digital technology, philosophy, criticism, psychology, physics and biology. Transcripts from the symposium are featured in the exhibition catalogue, Frederick J. Kiesler Endless Space, available for purchase through the MAK Center Bookstore.