Paul Schneider-Esleben. Architekt (German Edition)


A pioneer of postwar modernism in Germany

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Margret Hoppe


Paul Schneider-Esleben (1915-2005) is a paragon of architecture in the young Federal Republic: his innovative power shows itself in his Düsseldorf buildings, such as the large glass Haniel parking structure (1950-53), the Mannesmann Building (1955-58), the first high-rise in postwar Germany, and the Rochus Church (1952-55). He was always enormously interested in the visual arts: he collaborated with, for example, Günther Uecker, Heinz Mack, Josef Piene, and Joseph Beuys on the design for the Rolandschule (1957-61). With the Cologne-Bonn airport (1962-71) he succeeded in developing both a typologically influential design and a traffic concept that were emulated worldwide. Schneider-Esleben was a multifaceted designer who not only planned high-rise office buildings, cultural centers, schools, residential buildings, and churches, but furniture, jewelry, and his own yacht as well, with which he sailed across the Mediterranean. The catalogue, which includes recent photographs, invites readers to rediscover his multifarious oeuvre. Ausstellung/Exhibition: Architekturmuseum der TU München in der Pinakothek der Moderne, 16.7.-18.10.2015

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Weight 300 g
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 6 October 2015
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Adrian von Buttlar, Sara Hayat, Regine Heß, Andres Lepik, Ursula Ringleben, Wolfgang Voigt, Jürgen Wiener, and Karin Wilhelm
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g