Otto Ernst Schweizer: Bauten und Projekte by Immo BoykenOtto Ernst Schweizer: Bauten und Projekte by Immo Boyken

Otto Ernst Schweizer: Bauten und Projekte

byImmo Boyken

Hardcover | October 1, 1996

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An architect, philosopher, and teacher who had a crucial effect on modern architecture.
Title:Otto Ernst Schweizer: Bauten und ProjekteFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10.66 × 9.38 × 1.07 inPublished:October 1, 1996Publisher:Edition Axel Menges

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ISBN - 10:3930698013

ISBN - 13:9783930698011

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Otto Ernst Schweizer, 1890-1965, architect, philosopher and teacher, had a crucial effect on the path of Modern architecture with both his projects and his writings. He was trained in the school of Theodor Fischer, and made a name for himself both by his early works and competition entries in the Expressionist period, for example for the high-rise building in Friedrichstrasse in Berlin or a new design for Munsterplatz in Ulm.He gained international recognition with his buildings in Nuremberg in the late twenties, the Labour Exchange, the Planetarium, the sports facilities and the central Milchhof, with his stadium for the city of Vienna and his ideal design for a metropolis, developed as a reaction to Le Corbusier's >>Ville contemporaine>Plan voisin de ParisIn the thirties, when he was forbidden to build, Schweizer, in the context of his teaching at the Technische Hochschule in Karlsruhe, was concerned with a philosophy of architecture, with fundamental questions of building, which he was able to draw on after the war as suggestions for the redevelopment of cities that had been destroyed. In 1960 he built his last work, the Collegiate Building for the University of Freiburg, his >>architectural large formImmo Boyken is Professor of Architectural History at the Fachhochschule Konstanz. He is particularly interested in late 19th-century architecture and classical Modernism. He had a major involvement in the great monograph on the work of Egon Eiermann