Ferdinand Schuster (1920–1972)
Das architektonische Werk: Bauten, Schriften, Analysen
Daniel Gethmann (ed.)
Zurich: Park Books, July 2020
German, 420 pages
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Ferdinand Schuster (1920–1972) is one of the most significant figures of post-war Austrian architecture. He realized numerous churches, industrial buildings, leisure and educational facilities as well as housing, primarily in Kapfenberg and Graz. Both these projects as well as his talks and essays on social responsibility in architecture attracted widespread attention. Between 2018 and 2020, Daniel Gethmann led an OeNB (Austrian Central Bank) project at the Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies, researching Schuster’s oeuvre. The results of the research project have now been published as a monograph about the architect, a 420-page publication documenting Schuster’s buildings and containing his commented writing and talks as well as numerous analyses of his social, political, and cultural impact.
The monograph contains contributions from Sabine Christian, Lorenzo De Chiffre, Daniel Gethmann, Eugen Gross, Clemens Haßlinger, Heimo Kaindl, Arnold R. Kräuter, Bruno Maldoner, Holger Neuwirth, Felix Obermair, Volker Pachauer, Winfried Ranz, Ferdinand Schmölzer, Antje Senarclens de Grancy, and Jörg Uitz as well as photography by Michael Goldgruber.