By Eva Kuß
Hermann Czech (b. 1936) is one of Austria’s most eminent and influential architects and theorists. Czech is also widely admired as much for his design work as his writings on architectural theory and as the editor and translator of classics of architectural history, including texts by Otto Wagner, Adolf Loos, Josef Frank, and Christopher Alexander, among others. This book is the long-awaited updated and expanded English edition of the only full monograph on Hermann Czech to date. The first part of the publication traces what links Czech’s work to the approaches of Viennese modernism. The second part explores Czech’s biography and the trajectory of his career, analysing as well the contemporary influences that shape his thinking and designs. The third part features selected buildings and unrealised projects, setting forth also Czech’s numerous references and underlying reflections.
Zurich, 2023, 24 x 20 cm, 472pp. illustrated, Hardback.