Two Projects by Frederick Kiesler

a film by Heinz Emigholz

Austria/Germany // 2009 // 16 min // digital


Architecture as Autobiography. The film explores two projects by Austrian artist and visionary Frederick Kiesler (1890-1965): the model for an “Endless House” (1959) that is currently exhibited at the Kiesler Foundation Vienna, and “The Shrine of the Book’”, designed and built in collaboration with Armand Bartos on the grounds of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (1959-1965). The film was shot in June 2006. It is the third and final part of a trilogy of films dealing with the buildings of Adolf Loos, Rudolph M. Schindler and Frederick Kiesler.

Directed by

Heinz Emigholz


Heinz Emigholz


Heinz Emigholz


Till Beckmann, Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier

Line Producer

Alexander Glehr


Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu

Supported by

Film Fonds Wien, Innovative Film Austria, ORF, WDR III, WDR/3sat

In collaboration with

Österreichischen Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler Privatstiftung

World sales

Arsenal Distribution


Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2009