• Léon Stynen and Paul de Meyer. The Peter Pan school in Saint-Gilles (Brussels), 1967. (Archive Paul De Meyer. Collection Flanders Architecture Institute-Collection Flemish Community) (photographer: H. Kessels)
Book presentation

Book | Léon Stynen. A Life of Architecture (1899-1990)

Thu, 11/10/2018

At the vernissage of the exhibition Léon Stynen, architect on 11 October a new publication about the architect will be published, titled 'Léon Stynen. A Life of Architecture (1899-1990)'.

The Flanders Architecture Institute gathered a group of authors who discuss thematic essays on, among other things, Stynens housing projects, his use of materials, his relation to the city, his role in architectural education, his contribution to leisure architecture and interior design. The essays are preceded by a chronological overview of his life and work and a selection of top monuments from Stynens's oeuvre.

The texts are richly illustrated with sketches, photographs and architectural drawings from Stynens architectural archive. In a separate section, new photographs by architectural photographer Filip Dujardin present an up-to-date view of Stynen's oeuvre. The design is in the hands of Sven Beirnaert.

The book appears in English, to make the new Stynen research available internationally.

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Extra information

Organisation: 
Flanders Architecture Institute, with support of the Province of Antwerp
Website: 
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