• Modernist Memoriam

    5 days ago - By Aesthetica

    Museum Ludwig pays homage to Wern­er Mantz (1901-1983) - one of the most promi­nent pho­to­g­ra­phers of the Neues Bauen move­ment of mod­er­nist ar­chi­tec­ture dur­ing the 1920s. Born and raised in Cologne, in 1921 he opened a pho­to stu­dio, where he ini­tial­ly took por­traits of fa­mous in­tel­lec­tu­als, artists, and politi­cians. In 1926 he be­gan re­ceiv­ing com­mis­sions as an ar­chi­tec­tu­ral pho­to­g­ra­pher for Wil­helm Riphahn, Peter Franz Nöck­er and Cas­par Maria Grod. It was Mantz's pic­tures that made Cologne's mod­er­nist ar­chi­tec­ture renowned be­yond the boun­daries...
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