Tugendhat House. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Built and designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1928-1930, the Tugendhat House in Brno / Czech Republic is one of the most significant buildings of European modernism. In 2001, UNESCO added the house to the List of World Cultural Heritage Sites.
In this third, updated edition, the authors give personal and historic insights relating to the house; also documenting aspects pertaining to art history and conservation-science studies. The comprehensive description and in-depth discussion of the materials used is a special feature in this field of research.
The appeal of this monograph lies in the publication of photographs from the family archive which, for the first time, show the house in its lived-in condition. The experimental artistic color photographs by Fritz Tugendhat are among the pioneering achievements of amateur photography.
Biografie (Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat)
Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat ist Professorin für Kunstgeschichte an der Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Malerei der Frühen Neuzeit und Gender Studies.
Biografie (Ivo Hammer)
Ivo Hammer. Born 1944. Trained as conservator/restorer; studied art history and archaeology in Freiburg and Vienna. Doctoral dissertation on realism in the early 15th century. Head of mural painting conservation in the Austrian Federal Office for the Protection of Monuments and Sites from 1976-1997; conservation projects include: Beethoven Frieze, Gustav Klimt (1902), Lambach Romanesque murals (about 1080) and Salzburg Nonnberg (about 1150), the Hohensalzburg fortress facades (15th 16th century). Since 1997 professor of wall painting/architectural surface conservation/restoration at the Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences and Arts) Hildesheim/Holzminden, Germany.
Biografie (Wolf Tegethoff)
Wolf Tegethoff. Born 1953. Studied art history, town planning, constituti8onal, social and economic history in Bonn and at Columbia University in New York. Doctoral thesis in 1981 on the villas and country house projects of Mies van der Rohe. Assistant professor at the Institute of Art History, University of Kiel, Germany, from 1981-87. Vice Director, since 1991, Director of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich with guest lectureships at the Universities of Bonn, Haifa, Innsbruck, Munich, Regensburg and Venice. Numerous publications on the work of Mies van der Rohe including, among others, Mies van der Rohe: Te Villas and Country Houses (1984, German edn. 1981).