Friedrich Achleitner Bio
Friedrich Achleitner (23 May 1930 – 27 March 2019) was an Austrian poet and architecture critic. As a member of the Wiener Gruppe, he wrote concrete poems and experimental literature. His main work is a documentation of Austrian architecture in the 20th century, written over decades and including a personal visit to every building. He was a professor of the history and theory of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
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|Born||23 May 1930|
Schalchen, Upper Austria
|Died||27 March 2019 (aged 88)|
|Education||Academy of Fine Arts Vienna|
|Awards||Schelling Architecture Theory Prize|
Achleitner was born in Schalchen, Upper Austria, the son of a farmer. He studied architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna from 1950–1953. He supervised architectural projects until 1958, such as the restoration of the Rosenkranzkirche in Vienna. In the 1960s, he began to work as an architecture critic for several Austrian daily papers.
He joined the Wiener Gruppe, around H. C. Artmann, Konrad Bayer, Gerhard Rühm and Oswald Wiener, in 1955, participated in their literary cabarets, and wrote poems in dialect, montages, and concrete poems.
In 1983, he was appointed professor of the history and theory of architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He began his magnum opus, Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert, a documentary of Austrian architecture in the 20th century in several volumes in 1965, and completed it shortly after his 80th birthday. He visited each building personally and documented it. The archive is held by the Architekturzentrum Wien. The book is known as Der Achleitner among professionals.
Achleitner was awarded the Schelling Architecture Theory Prize for 2008.
Cause of Death
He died in Vienna on 27 March 2019.
- prosa, konstellationen, montagen, dialektgedichte, studien (1970)
- quadratroman (1973)
- Österreichische Architektur im 20. Jahrhundert (1980–1985)
- Nieder mit Fischer von Erlach (1986)
- KAAAS. Dialektgedichte (1991)
- Die Plotteggs kommen. Ein Bericht (1995)
- einschlafgeschichten (2003)
- wiener linien (2004)
- und oder oder und (2006)
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