One of the finest German architects in the first half of the 20th century, and a peerless interpreter of religious architecture.
The volume retraces the career and output of Rudolf Schwarz, one of the finest German architects in the first half of the 20th century, known above all as a peerless interpreter of religious architecture. His Corpus Domini church at Aachen (1929-1930) represents a fundamental step in the field of modern architecture. With a severe, sober but also profoundly poetic style, Schwarz manages to translate the Eucharistic language into architectural language. As the head of urban planning in Cologne from 1946 to 1952, he worked on the Master Plan of the city.
This book, featuring contributions by renowned experts, covers the complete works of Schwarz, who “even today – writes Pehnt, one of the editors of the monograph – has yet to assume his rightful place in architectural history”.