Hatje Cantz Publishers
November 15, 2004
Egon Eiermann influenced postwar German architecture to an extent unrivalled
by any other architect. His rich architectural oeuvre is characterized by
striking transparency, sensitive response to materials, high artistic standards,
and rigorous attention to design quality--down to the very last detail. Eiermann
also created a number of successful furniture designs, including his famous
drawing table stand, the SE 18 folding chair, and the E 10 rattan lounge chair,
now known as the Eiermann chair.
Among Eiermann's best-known buildings are the IBM headquarters in
Stuttgart-Vaihingen, the Olivetti corporate center in Frankfurt am Main, the
former high-rise office building for Members of the German Bundestag in Bonn,
and the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche in Berlin.
Eiermann was also a highly respected educator and architectural innovator.
During his tenure as a professor of architecture at the Technische Hochschule
Karlsruhe, he influenced an entire generation of young architects.
This volume considers his entire life's work.
224 p., 27 x 22 cm