This Vienna-born Jewish architect studied in Brno before developing into one of the most original figures on Central Europe’s architectural scene during the first half of the 20th century. Although he was in direct contact with the modernist tendencies of functionalism and Bauhaus, he never adopted these approaches. His work is distinctively and uniquely personal and creative, and it now appears highly unusual. Neumann was a gifted mathematician and theoretician, and his architecture features modular assemblages based on geometric volumes and polyhedrons. His buildings are captivating crystalline structures which transcend time and space. Neumann survived internment at a Nazi concentration camp and emigrated to Israel in 1948. There too (as well as in North and South Africa) he left his distinctive personal legacy. This catalogue accompanied an exhibition held in Ostrava in 2015. It includes not only historical photographs of specific buildings, models and technical drawings.
Product code: K0251