Rudolf Schwarz

Church Architecture

Wolfgang Jean Stock

Rudolf Schwarz

Wolfgang Jean Stock

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

With Photography by Klaus Kinold
80 pages | 55 color plates | 8 1/4 x 12 1/2 | © 2018
Cloth $42.00 ISBN: 9783777430027 Published September 2018 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
The German architect Rudolf Schwarz (1897–1961) numbers among the leading masters of church architecture in the twentieth century. Inspired by the Catholic Youth Movement, Schwarz designed more than forty religious buildings after 1924 and played an integral role in Cologne’s reconstruction in the aftermath of World War II. In addition, he made a name for himself as the author of fundamental texts on sacred architecture.

Praised by Mies van der Rohe as “designed order full of meaning,” Schwarz’s architecture was intended to house religious contemplation. He became famous for his vast, light-filled spaces, minimalist in form yet overflowing with symbolism. This volume documents Schwarz’s transformative sacred buildings in Germany and Austria alongside his collaborations with visual artists such as Ewald Mataré and Georg Meistermann. Beautifully illustrated with photographs capturing the essence of Schwarz’s architecture, this volume celebrates one of the most important architects of modern churches.
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