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Herrmann, Wolfgang 1899-1995

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Works: 31 works in 185 publications in 4 languages and 2,193 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Architectural drawings  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Catalogs  Bibliography  Essays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Wolfgang Herrmann
 
Most widely held works by Wolfgang Herrmann
The theory of Claude Perrault by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and French and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laugier and eighteenth century French theory by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 1985 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Semper : in search of architecture by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Semper im Exil : Paris, London 1849-1855 : zur Entstehung des "Stil" 1840-1877 by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in German and English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Baukunst des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

25 editions published between 1932 and 1977 in German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Semper : theoretischer Nachlass an der ETH Zürich : Katalog und Kommentare by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

10 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Baukunst des 19. [i.e. neunzehnten] und 20. [i.e. zwanzigsten] Jahrhunderts by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

8 editions published between 1932 and 1977 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Manifest des Klassizismus by Marc-Antoine Laugier( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Semper : architettura e teoria by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in Italian and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der neue Nationalismus und seine Literatur : ein besprechendes Auswahlverzeichnis by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essay on architecture by Marc-Antoine Laugier( Book )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four elements of architecture and other writings by Gottfried Semper( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfied Semper was the most important German theorist of the nineteenth century. From his first published essay on Greek polychromy in 1834 to his final lecture on the origin of architectural styles in 1869, Semper persistently endeavoured to fashion a comprehensive architectural theory explaining the meaning and transformational nature of architectural form. The breadth and richness of his ideas, both applauded and opposed at the turn of the twentieth century, proved enormously influential in the development of modern theory. Originally published in 1989, this book provides an English translation of a number of Semper's published writings. The introduction seeks to trace the course of Semper's theoretical development over thirty-five years. Semper's ideas, like those of his contemporaries, John Ruskin and Eugene Viollet-le-Duc, had enormous influence on the genesis of modern architectural theory and will appeal to both architectural historians and architects. [Fonte: Editore]
Der neue Nationalismus und seine Literatur : ein besprechendes Auswahlverzeichnis für Volksbüchereien by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

6 editions published in 1933 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Semper : theoretischer Nachlass an der ETH Zürich : Katalog und Kommentare by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In what style should we build? : the German debate on architectural style by Heinrich Hübsch( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1828 a young architect, Heinrich Hübsch, published a polemical study in which he suggested that the rapid technological progress of the early nineteenth century, combined with changed living habits, had rendered the Greek Neoclassical style unsuitable for present needs or future development. The intriguing title of his book--In What Style Should We Build?--even more than its provocative argument, touched off a dispute among architects that filled the pages of the newly founded journals of the 1830s and 1840s. The theme of this often animated discussion, hastened by the burst of historical knowledge, was the choice of a style--that is, the determination of the premises from which a future and culturally appropriate style might be engendered. By mid-century, however, the confident expectation of bringing the search to a conclusion began to wane. Now, historicism, plurality of styles, and eclecticism were becoming dominant factors in architecture. Evidently, the debate had failed in its prime objective, and yet, it had set in motion intellectual forces that from our present perspective appear to have instituted a new, nineteenth-century style. The Texts & Documents series offers to the student of art, architecture, and aesthetics neglected, forgotten, or unavailable writings in English translation. Edited according to modern standards of scholarship and framed by critical introductions and commentaries, these volumes gradually mine the past centuries for studies that retain their significance in our understanding of art and of the issues surrounding its production, reception, and interpretation. Eminent scholars assist in the selection and publication of volumes in the Texts & Documents series. Each volume acquaints readers with the broader cultural conditions at the genesis of the text and equips them with the needed apparatus for its study. Over time the series will greatly expand our horizon and deepen our understanding of critical thinking on art."--Publisher website
Antoine Desgadets and the Académie Royale d'Architecture by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der hochbarocke Klostertyp : e. Beitr. zum Begriff d. barocken Gruppenbaus by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gottfried Semper by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in Undetermined and Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of the Architecture moderne of 1728 by Wolfgang Herrmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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An essay on architectureThe four elements of architecture and other writingsIn what style should we build? : the German debate on architectural styleIn what style should we build? : the German debate on architectural style ; Heinrich Hübsch, 1828, Rudolf Wiegmann, 1829, Carl Albert Rosenthal, 1844, Johann Heinrich Wolff, 1845, Carl Gottlieb Wilhelm Bötticher, 1846, Heinrich Hübsch, 1847Gottfried Semper
Alternative Names
Herrmann, Wolfgang, 1899-

Wolfgang Herrmann

Languages
English (86)

German (67)

French (10)

Italian (7)