- April 23, 2018 7:00 PM
Lecture with book presentation
Dietrich Heißenbüttel, Esslingen:
Theodor Fischer: the true founder of the Stuttgarter Schule?
Generally, Paul Bonatz is considered to be the founder of the Stuttgarter Schule architecture style. But Bonatz began his career as an assistant to Theodor Fischer, who had already begun reforming architectural education at technical universities in 1902. This was also an extremely productive period for Fischer’s development as an architect, which peaked with his appointment as Founding Director of the Deutschen Werkbunds (German Association of Craftsmen) in 1907. But Fischer became a victim of a “historiography of exclusion”, as Vittorio Magnano Lampugnani writes. But his architecture nevertheless offers a number of approaches for an alternative, humane Modern style. But whether this truly constitutes a ‘school’ is a point of contention.
Event language: German