A master of German architecture, straddling the 19th and 20th centuries.
Architect and urban planner. 1862-1938]
Theodor Fischer was one of the most important and influential German architects in the period before World War I. His prolific output includes the University of Jena, the museums of Wiesbaden and Kassel, the cultural facilities in Pfullingen, Stuttgart and Worms, the theater of Heilbronn.
Professor of urban planning and architectural design, he influenced many generations of German architects and the architectural culture of the 1900s. In a lifetime straddling the 19th and the 20th centuries, Fischer operated during an era of passage, between the end of the historicist period and the advent of contemporary architecture, contributing to free design culture of the constraints of a narrow interpretation of tradition.
This major monograph illustrates his work through analysis of the materials of the Fischer trust, including about 16,000 drawings and many original photographs.