Hans Scharoun, 1893-1972: Outsider of Modernism (Taschen Basic Architecture)

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German architect Hans Scharoun (1893-1972) studied and practiced architecture his entire adult life but did not build a major building until 1963 when his impressive Berlin Philharmonie finally came to life. Scharoun's sculptural designs were influenced by the Expressionist and Kubst und Werk circles in which he mingled, but his dramatic designs were highly singular and among the best of his generation.

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Compact Overviews of the World's Greatest Architects...

TASCHEN's Basic Architecture Series

Basic Architecture features:
· Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans
· Introductory essays explore the architect’s life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects
· The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems (why some projects were never executed), and resolutions
· The appendix includes a list of complete works, biography, bibliography and a map indicating the locations of the architect’s most famous buildings

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Eberhard Syring received his PhD in architectural studies at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany, where he currently teaches the theory and history of architecture. He is the scientific director at the Bremer Zentrum für Baukultur (b.zb).

Jörg C. Kirschenman studied architecture at the Universities of Stuttgart and Konstanz. He currently teaches urban design at the University of the Arts in Bremen.

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