Hans Dieter Schaal: Exhibition Architecture by Frank R. WernerHans Dieter Schaal: Exhibition Architecture by Frank R. Werner

Hans Dieter Schaal: Exhibition Architecture

byFrank R. Werner

Hardcover | September 28, 1999

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An architect who draws on his knowledge of stage sets to design spatial sensations with complex themes.
Title:Hans Dieter Schaal: Exhibition ArchitectureFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 11.98 × 9.82 × 0.81 inPublished:September 28, 1999Publisher:Edition Axel MengesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3930698714

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Hans Dieter Schaal is already something of a cultural institution in Germany. Trained as an architect, he always operates outside the >>main streamIn the last ten years Schaal has established a focal point that seems to be the sum of all his themes: exhibition architecture. He has provided expansive installations for the broadest possible range of exhibition subjects in such high-volume buildings as the Martin-Gropius-Bau or the Zeughaus in Berlin, the Haus der Geschichte in Bonn, the Kunstvereinsgebaude in Stuttgart, the Deutsches Postmuseum or the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. His work was never mere >>exhibition design>lateral thinkingOn occasions this has meant that Schaal's exhibitions were admired simply of their spatial sensations. It was only the very few people who were prepared to analyse the extraordinarily extensive and complex work more profoundly who found a carefully established subliminal relationship network of selected motifs running through all his exhibition installations like a central theme. Sometimes they come from his own early work, sometimes from literary or cinematic finds, then again from psychological-philosophicalfootnotes or even private obsessions. Such image particles constitute a thought-edifice -- perhaps comparable only with Aby Warburg's legendary picture archive -- which breaks right through the bounds of traditional exhibition architecture