Intersection of architecture and music as Gesamtkunstwerk in Iannis Xenakis' selected works

Özcan, Zeynep
This thesis focuses on the two selected works of the architect/engineer/composer Iannis Xenakis (1922-2001); Philips Pavilion (1956-58) and Le Diatope (1978). It places these works at the intersection of architecture and music by showing how they combine spatial, musical and visual performances. Accordingly, it discusses them as exceptional twentieth-century examples of Gesamtkunstwerk; “total work of art.”


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Citation Formats
Z. Özcan, “Intersection of architecture and music as Gesamtkunstwerk in Iannis Xenakis’ selected works,” M.A. - Master of Arts, Middle East Technical University, 2013.