lecture for vredeman de vries design prize 2011
the vredeman de vries prize will be awarded on friday 14 october. the prize is given to architecture one year, and design the next. in 2011 the prize will be awarded to design and uniquole will write and present the accompanying lecture.
the prize was established in 2000 by the province of friesland. each year the winner is chosen by a jury, but there is also a prize awarded by public vote. in 2003 royal tichelaar
makkum won the design prize, and in 2005 claudy jongstra.
vredeman de vries was one of the most influential 16th century artists, known for his publications, designs, ornamentation and his command of perspective. he was a great designer but most of his designs were never carried out. he was also an international architect, engineer, art historian, illustrator and painter.