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Alfred Neumann -
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Alfred Neumann -

Alfred Neumann

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.

Publication in Czech and English.
Architektura zmocňující se prostoru: Alfred Neumann – život a dílo (Architecture capturing space: Alfred Neumann – life and work), organized by the Cabinet of Architecture (Kabinet architektury) and the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava (GVUO) in collaboration with the Wrocław Museum of Architecture, Rafi Segal (MIT), Boston Architectural College, Zvi Hecker, the National Heritage Institute, the Gallery of Architecture in Brno and the Moravian Gallery in Brno.
Exhibition curators: Rafi Segal, Tadeáš Goryczka, Jaroslav Němec and Zvi Hecker
Architectural design: Rafi Segal
Coordinators: Yonatan Cohen and Tadáš Goryczka
Collaborators: Ariel Noyman, Caroline Murphy, Grisha Enikolopov and Ben Fehrman-Lee
Graphic design: Ben Fehrman-Lee and Jaroslav Němec
Catalogue concept and editing: Tadeáš Goryczka, Jaroslav Němec
Texts: Rafi Segal, Vladimír Šlapeta
Contributions: Zvi Hecker, Israel Goodovitch, Michael Burt, Pierre Larochelle, Jan Tabor, Ita Heinze-Greenberg, MIlan Pitlach, Tadeusz Barucki, Ivan Ruller, Jakub Szczesny, Janusz Kapusta, Radovan Lipus, Jerzy Ilkosz, Tadeáš Goryczka, Jaroslav Němec and Rostislav Koryčánek
Appendices: Zvi Hecker, private archive of Vladimír Šlapeta, Cabinet of Architecture (Kabinet architektury), Boživoj Čapák / Atelier RAW and Antonín Dvořák
Translations: Radovan Charvát, Soňa Filipová, Tadeáš Goryczka and Jaroslav Němec
Editorial supervision: Tadeáš Goryczka and Caroline Murphy
Text editing: Radovan Charvát and Soňa Filipová
Graphic design and typesetting: Jaroslav Němec
Print: MORAVAPRESS s.r.o.
First edition, Ostrava 2016
Published by the Cabinet of Architecture (Kabinet architektury) and the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava
187 pp., 127 reproductions, paperback

ISBN 978-80-905953-1-6 (Kabinet architektury, Ostrava)

ISBN 978-80-87405-31-4 (Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava)

Product code: K0251
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