Poster for "A New Wave of Austrian Architecture" lecture tour and exhibition organized by the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS). March 24th-May 19th, 1980. 5 Austrian Architects on Tour to 8 American Cities. Design: Massimo Vignelli.

Founded by Architect Peter Eisenman in 1967, IAUS was a non-profit organization which provided educational instruction, exhibitions, and lectures about architectural history, theory and criticism. Often referred to as an Avant-Garde “think tank,” many key figures in the architecture field were involved including Diane Agrest, Julia Bloomfield, Kenneth Frampton, Susan Frank, Mario Gandelsonas, Frank Gehry, Charles Gwathmey, Rem Koolhaas, Robert Stern, and Anthony Vidler. IAUS also published numerous exhibition catalogues, a journal called Oppositions, and the newsletter Skyline. Vignelli Associates (Massimo Vignelli and later with Michael Bierut) designed their graphic materials from 1973 until 1985 when IAUS closed.

Lecture Tour
1. American Introduction
2. Otto Kapfinger: Comments in Architecture
3. Rudolf Kohoutek: Architecture beyond Eclecticism?
4. Elsa Renate Prochazka: Monotony and Beauty
5. Herman Czech: Individualism Through Theory

An exhibition of 42 posters of the work of 11 Austrian architects is available to accompany the lecture tour. The exhibition has been printed in an edition of 100 and is available from the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies. Sale Price $250.00

Austrian Architects represented in exhibition:
Frederich Achleitner
Werner Appelt
Eberhard Kneissl
Elsa Renate Prochazka
Herman Czech
Heinz Frank
Otto Kapfinger
Adolf Krischanitz
Rudolf Kohoutek
Rob Krier
Heinz Tesar


  • Title: A New Wave of Austrian Architecture
  • Creator: Vignelli, Massimo, Vignelli Associates
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Physical Dimensions: 22 1/2" x 22 1/2" (57.15 x 57.15 cm)
  • Original Language: English
  • Medium: lithograph on paper
  • Industry: Architecture
  • Form: posters
  • Collection: Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
  • Client Location: New York, New York, United States
  • Client: Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS)
  • Category: graphic design

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