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New in: „Martin Elsaesser und das Neue Frankfurt“, edited by Thomas Elsaesser and published alongside the exhibition of the same title at Deutsches Architekturmuseum in 2009. The catalogue focuses on Martin Elsaesser’s (1884-1957) time as head of the municipal works service in Frankfurt/Main between 1925 and 1930, a post he received on the initiative of Ernst May. Although Elsaesser in a way represented the stylistic antipode to May’s pure functionalism, he realized a number of remarkable buildings that shape the city’s face until today (I’m thinking of the Großmarkthalle e.g.). On the basis of the complete Frankfurt works in the back of the book the reader receives a very thorough overview of the architect’s contribution to the „Neues Frankfurt“, a contribution that includes schools, houses, churches and even hospitals. On top of that different authors also discuss Elsaesser’s personality and his biography until entering the Frankfurt building administration, offering all-encompassing insights into the participation of a very talented architect in one of Germany’s most ambitious pre-WWII architectural projects. (hier: Münster) https://www.instagram.com/p/Bx9P7x2CRgL/?igshid=up59xob5z2go


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