A classic on the original, complex work of Hans Poelzig, written by his friend Theodor Heuss, a qualified witness to the historical and political situation in modern Germany.
Hans Poelzig (1869-1936) was one of the greatest German architects of the 20th century, but his work continues to defy an traditional attempts at historical classification. This book, which has become a classic for specialists, is the work of a scholar who devoted much energy to criticism and research in the field of architecture: Theodor Heuss, connected to Poelzig by close ties of friendship that developed in the context of the Werkbund. Inspired by the same ideals, the architect and the politician, after the former’s death, continue their interrupted dialogue in the pages of the monograph Heuss wrote about his friend. This attitude is clearly reflected in the narrative tone of the book, which represents a fundamental document for architectural scholars and all those interested in the study of the history and politics of modern Germany, in which figures like Theodor Heuss were protagonists, victims and culprits.