Ernst Neufert – Peter Neufert

Nicole Delmes, Johannes Kister, Lilian Pfaff (Ed.)

Exciting new perspectives on the architectural works by Ernst and Peter Neufert

The numerous designs by Ernst Neufert (1900–1986) and his son, Peter Neufert (1925–1999), which ranged from residences to industrial and office buildings, helped define twentieth-century German architecture. Especially influential, of course, were the many years that Ernst Neufert taught at the Technical University of Darmstadt as well as his Bauentwurfslehre, a theory of architectural design that continues to be a standard work to this day.

The Neuferts’ buildings stand for Modernism and the rebuilding of Germany after World War II. Ernst Neufert, for instance, designed the strictly functional Quelle distribution center in Nuremberg. Prestressed concrete offered technical opportunities for Peter Neufert’s bold experiments in form, which clearly distinguished his buildings in the late sixties from those of his father. Using large-format photographs, this volume documents the first stage of six selected building projects by the two architects and attests to the quality and relevance of their designs.

2014, Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern
174 Pages
German/English (bilingual)
ISBN 978-3-7757-3812-5
EAN 9783775738125

  • Nicole Delmes,  Johannes Kister:  Vorwort, p. 7–8
  • Michael Kasiske:  Vater und Sohn – System und Ereignis, p. 9–14
  • Ernst Neufert, p. 15–88
  • Johannes Kister:  Das Quelle-Grossversandzentrum – Ein Gesamtkunstwerk, p. 89–92
  • Lilian Pfaff:  Einflüsse, Vorbilder und regionale Adaptionen, p. 93–98
  • Peter Neufert, p. 99–157
  • English translation of all texts, p. 158–167
  • Ernst Neufert – Biography · List of Buildings (Selection), p. 166–169
  • Peter Neufert – Biography · Bautenliste (Auswahl)List of Buildings (Selection), p. 170–173
  • Authors, p. 174

  • Nicole Delmes
  • Johannes Kister
  • Lilian Pfaff