A full, in-depth analysis of the work of one of the most complex, significant figures in 20th-century German architecture.
Heinrich Tessenow is one of the most complex, significant figures in German architecture in the 20th century. His work has long been relegated to a marginal position by historians, probably due to the impossibility of fitting it into the traditional categories of progressive modernism, or those of reactionary conservatism: the problem of the modern, in fact, was interpreted by Tessenow as a procedure of reduction of architecture to its scrupulous essence.
His masterpieces include the Dalcroze Institute in Hellerau (1910-12), the Klotzsche boarding school, Dresden (1925-27), the renovation of the New Guard House of Schinkel in Berlin, and the monument to the victims of World War I.
The volume outlines the coordinates for a full, in-depth analysis of Tessenow’s work, and then presents the projects in a complete catalogue with critical commentary.