Vilen Künnapu. Art, Architecture, Revolution


Vilen Künnapu. Art, Architecture, Revolution

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Editors: Indrek Grigor, Vilen Künnapu
Texts: Vilen Künnapu, Indrek Grigor, Veljo Kaasik, Ksenija Litvinenko, Sven-Erik Stamberg
Design: Angelika Schneider
Museum of Estonian Architecture, 2016
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Vilen Künnapu. Art, Architecture, Revolution is a book accompanied by an exhibition of the same name. The book features a foreword by Veljo Kaasik and introduction by Indrek Grigor. Künnapu’s own thoughts are expressed in an interview with Sven-Erik Stamberg and Künnapu’s cult creator’s image is unravelled by St. Petersburg-based architecture critic Ksenia Litvinenko in her article about the so-called Elephant House. Similarly to the exhibition, the book is not retrospective. Rather it aims to collect the creative impulses of a master while looking for connections between shapes, texts, drawings, paintings, models, projects and finished buildings.