With his persevering social commitment, Yona Friedman revolutionized post World War II architecture in Europe. The Hungarian-born French architect born in 1923 rose to fame in the 1950s and early 60s. After having spent some time in Israel during the war, Friedman settled permanently in Paris. It was at this point that as a response to the destruction, unsettlement, and general housing crisis caused by the war, Friedman set out the… Read more
About the artwork
The drawings in 1001 nuits + 1 jour originally covered the walls of the architect's first Parisian studio. This decor was taken apart in 1968 when Friedman relocated to the boulevard Garibaldi. All 168 drawings are reproduced in this beautifully crafted artist's book and can even be detached. Depending on how they are laid out, new associations are born and new stories can be told.