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Helmut von Werz

Ein Architektenleben – An Architect's Life 1912-1990

Ed. by Rau, Cordula / Werz, Georg von


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    November 2014
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    • The first monograph on Helmut von Werz
    • Featuring new, artistic project photographs by Florian Holzherr and aerial views by Rainer Viertlböck
    • All project plans were re-drafted for this publication

    Aims and Scope

    Helmut von Werz founded his architecture office in Munich in 1946. He was joined by Johann Christoph Ottow, who became a partner in 1952. Erhard Bachmann and Michel Marx became partners in 1971. Several buildings designed by the firm were the object of controversy at their time due to their modernity and use of new materials. This was the case with the new building for the State Archaeological Collection in Munich, which was one of the first buildings to be realized with an envelope made of weathering Corten steel plates.

    The spirit of post-war architecture is visible in Helmut von Werz’ work, which was defined by moderation and preservation, while remaining receptive to the influence of the avant-garde.

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    32 x 28 cm
    280 pages
    Zahl. Abb. 78 Fig.
    German, English
    Type of Publication:
    Architects, Students, Art Historians

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    Cordula Rau: architect and publicist (Munich). Georg v. Werz: from 1977 global real estate investor (Munich, New York).


    „In der Monografie über Helmut von Werz wird der Geist der Nachkriegsarchitektur sichtbar."
    luxlumia 09/2014

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