Otto Bartning. Architect of Social Modernism

By Werner Durth, Wolfgang Pehnt, Sandra Wagner-Conzelmann

Akademie der Künste and Wüstenrot Stiftung (Hg.)
Justus von Liebig Verlag, Darmstadt, 2017
ISBN 978-3-87390-393-7
€ 19,90

This richly illustrated book to accompany the exhibition presents for the first time the main sketches, designs, models and projects from the oeuvre of an architect who, above all, is globallyrecognised as a seminal figure in Protestant church architecture. It documents the phases and diversity of Otto Bartning's development from his first buildings in Imperial Germany to visions and projects as expressionism gave way to Neue Sachlichkeit in the Weimar Republic and his commitment to a post-war modernism which, through an imaginative yet restrained approach, significantly influenced the architecture of post-war Germany.

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