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Paul Zucker

(1888—1971)


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(1888–1971).

German-born American architect, architectural historian, and theorist. In the 1920s he was involved with Arbeitsrat für Kunst and the Novembergruppe, and taught at various institutions, including the Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Kunst (State College for Fine Art), Berlin. Among his many works were the shops for the Etam (1921–2) and Festa (1928) chains, the Bankhaus Lewinsky, Taubenstrasse (1924), the Henkel House, Hagenstrasse, Grünewald (1927), and the Posnansky Studio-cum-Boathouse, Kleiner Wannsee (1930), all in Berlin, but his best works were probably the villas in the western suburbs of that city. Zucker's copious writings include Town and Square: From the Agora to the Village Green (1959) and numerous contributions on architectural theory in various journals, mostly dealing with aspects of space in the urban context.

AAAB Papers, xii (1977), 53–145;Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, ii/3 (Sept. 1942), 6–13, 10/3 (Sept. 1951), 8–14;Placzek (ed.) (1982);Ven (1989);WMfB, iv (1919–20), 83–6;Zucker (1959)

Subjects: Architecture.


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