Art: Endless Sculpture

No modern artist has stepped as far out into thin air as wan, visionary Frederick Kiesler, 67. More than steel, stone, bronze, wood or oil paints, his medium is space.

As a member of the idealistic de Stijl group (TIME, May 8) in the 1920s, he planned spiral buildings before Frank Lloyd Wright built the Guggenheim Museum, and proposed horizontal skyscrapers on cantilevers before Le Corbusier built them. Rarely has he realized what he has designed on paper; he has, for example, never built the "endless house," a sculpture to live in, that made...

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