Hans Brechbühler 1907–1989

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Hans Brechbühler (1907–1989)

1991. 30 x 22.5 cm, softcover with flap
177 pages, 400 illustrations b/w
ISBN 978-3-85676-027-4
CHF 68.00 / EUR 64.00

Foreword by Werner Oechslin
Contributions by Werner Oechslin, Niklaus Kohler, Kurt Aellen, Mario Labò
Designed by Verena Rentsch


The Bernese architect belonged to the second generation of New Building and stood in unmistakable proximity to Le Corbusier, in whose studio he worked in 1930. His trade school buildings in Berne (1935–1939) became particularly well-known. His work, which is both a continuation and an antithesis of Bauhaus architecture, reflects the intensive search for a symbolic and sensual expression appropriate to the respective building task.