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Hermann Czech: An Architect in Vienna

Hermann Czech: An Architect in Vienna

Hermann Czech: An Architect in Vienna


Eva Kuss

With Contributions by Liane Lefaivre and Elisabeth Nemeth

Park Books 2023


SKU S04067

A profile of eminent Austrian architect Hermann Czech’s life and work.

Hermann Czech, born in 1936, is one of Austria’s most eminent and influential architects and theorists. This influence is based not only on his work as a designing architect; Czech is also widely admired for his writings on architectural theory and as the editor and translator of architectural history classics.

This book is the long-awaited updated and expanded English edition of the only complete examination of Hermann Czech’s work to date. First published in German in 2018, it goes far beyond a mere presentation of an architecture practice’s buildings and projects. The first part traces what links Czech’s work to the approaches of Viennese modernism. The second part explores Czech’s biography and the trajectory of his career, analyzing the contemporary influences that shape his thinking and designs. The third part features selected buildings, unrealized projects, and Czech’s numerous references and underlying reflections. A complete index of his buildings, projects, and writings, an essay by Vienna-based philosopher Elisabeth Nemeth on the relationship between architecture and philosophy in Czech’s work, and an introduction by architectural historian Liane Lefaivre round off this volume.
472 pages | 242 color plates, 270 halftones | 7.87 x 9.25