Paul Schneider von Esleben

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Introduction: Heinrich Klotz Texts by: Paul Schneider von Esleben German, English Februar 1997, 264 Pages, 688 Ills. Clothbound 305mm x 306mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-0658-2

"Even Vitruvius demanded of the architect a degree of versatility rivalling that of the later Renaissance uomo universale - qualities required of the architect since the birth of architectural theory." (Heinrich Klotz). The architect Paul Schneider von Esleben personifies this versatile model of the ideal architect, which has become a rare breed today, in exemplary fashion. In addition to his most important works - the Haniel high-rise garage (1950-1951), the Mannesmann Building (1951- 1956) and the Cologne-Bonn Airport (1962-1970)- he has also built single-family homes, mosques and churches, designed furniture and jewellery and constructed a yacht with all equipment and furnishings. His designs are as diverse as the projects themselves. This richly illustrated volume offers a thorough overview of the work of Schneider von Esleben. Featuring many detail photos, the book is an important source of inspiration for architects, in particular. The architect: Paul Schneider von Esleben, born 1915 in Dusseldorf; studied architecture in Darmstadt and Stuttgart; 1947-1949: freelance architect in the office of Rudolf Schwarz; has operated his own office since 1949; 1961: appointed professor at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg; 1965: teaching appointment at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna; lives in Dusseldorf.