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Lesson Plans

The Art of Ecology

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Sun, 19 Dec 1999 16:19:23 EST

For those of you who are planning your spring semester, if you have an
interest in art, ecology, and architecture with connections to other content
areas, I will be posting a complete unit of study in the next week or so to
the NTIEVA website.

This unit of study includes four complete lessons and focuses upon the
artwork and philosophy of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. If
you are not familiar with Hundertwasser, visit his museum's website at
I have field-tested the lessons that will be posted to the website and will
post the unit of study as soon as the artist and his archivist approve of the

In a nutshell, Hundertwasser points out environmental problems and then
further offers solutions through art. One of his most intriguing artworks is
the Spittlelau Heating Plant in Vienna ... the city dump, incinerator, and
heating plant that is virtually pollutant-free. His other designs and
redesigns include apartment buildings, shopping malls, a church, daycare
centers, a gas station, and public bathrooms. His Rogner Bad Blumau Spa
design is consider the "world's largest habitable work of art."

I'll let you all know when the web pages are posted. I think your students
will enjoy Hundertwasser's work and ideas. If nothing else, the artwork will
motivate your students to think about architecture in different ways.

Regards from Texas,
Pam Stephens

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