PUBLICATIONS

(NL, FR, EN) Brunfaut’s progressive architecture

Author: Jean-Marc Basyn, Pierre Bernard, Jo Braeken, Wolfgang Bregentzer, Patrick Burniat, Guy Conde-Reis, Pascal Delwit, Isabelle de Pange, Laure Eggericx, Eric Hennaut, Vincent Heymans, Géry Leloutre, Valérie Piette, Johan Wambacq

Publisher: CFC-Éditions Brussels (2013)

Dimensions 21 cm x 21 cm

Pages: 264

Language: English, French & Dutch

ISBN: 9782875720023

(FR) Les architectes Fernand, Gaston et Maxime Brunfaut ont marqué le 20ème siècle de leur vision progressiste. Emblématiques d'une époque, les réalisations de ce trio visionnaire interpellent l'imaginaire collectif, comme notre regard sur la ville. Avec une belle diversité d'auteurs, ce premier ouvrage à leur être consacré couvre ainsi pas moins de 50 ans de modernisme à Bruxelles et en Belgique.

(NL) De architecten Fernand, Gaston en Maxime Brunfaut hebben met hun progressieve visie de 20e eeuw gemarkeerd. De realisaties van het visionaire trio maken deel uit van ons collectief geheugen en ze bepaalden ons zicht op de stad. Dit eerste boek over de familie Brunfaut bestrijkt niet minder dan 50 jaar modernisme in Brussel en België.

(EN) The progressive vision of the architects Fernand, Gaston and Maxime Brunfaut left its mark on the 20th century. The creative output of this visionary trio is emblematic of an era, stimulating our collective imagination and the way we view our cities. Boasting a wide range of different authors, this publication, the first to be dedicated to their work, covers as many as 50 years of Modernism in Brussels and in Belgium.

source: www.cfc-editions.be

Temporary exhibition at Atomium (08.02 - 09.06.2013): [caption id="attachment_3596" align="alignnone" width="300"]expo atomium, copyrights: Michel Bries expo atomium, copyrights: Michel Bries[/caption] (EN) Brunfaut's Progressive Architecture, an exhibition about Belgian architecture from the modernist period. This is the continuation of a thematic cycle around Belgian architecture from that period. 'Modernism ludique' was interested in purely formal research. 'Architectonic' illustrated by the use of concrete, the potential of the social architecture of the 20th century. Willy Vander Meeren questioned the social involvement of the architect and his political engagement (through the realisation of social housing in Evere). Brunfaut is a family of progressive architects, openly politically committed and major players of their time. Fernand (1886-1972) as a politician, Gaston (1894-1974) as critic and theorist and Maxime (1909-2003) as a practicus have marked Brussels and Belgium with their militant works. Convinced socialists, they are interested, through the architecture in urbanism and political action. Who does not know the Vooruit in Ghent, the airport building in Zaventem or the Central Station in Brussels? They all carry the stamp of the family Brunfaut. source: www.atomium.be