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Synagogues in Germany : a virtual reconstruction

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Synagogues in Germany : a virtual reconstruction
Call No: 943.088 S992

Call Number943.088 S992
Dates[2004]; ©2004
Statement of Responsibilityedited by Darmstadt University of Technology, Department CAD in Architecture, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations ; [catalogue texts and bibliography: Marc Grellert, Manfred Koob, Salomon Korn, Agnieszka Lulinska, Stefan Wirtz ; translation of catalogue texts: Helga Grellert, Helga Schier].
Summary"These elaborate CAD-reconstructions, developed by Darmstadt Technical University, provide a representative survey of the architecture of synagogues in Germany before their destruction. What is more, they convey visual impressions of the diversity, the splendour and the significance of the synagogue in the history of German urban architecture from the early nineteenth century until 1938. In doing so, they also demonstrate the potential of such media to contribute to a new culture of remembrance. Reactions to the first exhibition in 2000 in Bonn, Germany, were resounding, with international praise for the quality of the simulations and their value as an instrument in the service of historical truth." —Publisher
  • Prologue
  • Preface / Ursula Zeller, Manfred Koob, Wenzel Jacob
  • Architecture as Social Seismograph: Insights into the History of Jewish Religious Architecture / Marc Grellert
  • German Synagogues: An Introduction / Salomon Korn
  • The Potential of New Media for Acts of Remembrance: Remembering Destroyed Synagogues / Marc Grellert
  • Visualizing What Has Been Destroyed / Manfred Koob
  • Reconstructions / Darmstadt University of Technology, Department CAD in Architecture, Manfred Koob
  • Nuremberg, Hans-Sachs-Platz
  • Berlin, Fasanenstrasse
  • Cologne, Glockengasse
  • Dortmund, Hiltropwall
  • Dresden, Zeughausstrasse
  • Frankfurt/Main, Judengasse
  • Frankfurt/Main, Borneplatz
  • Frankfurt/Main, Friedberger Anlage
  • Hanover, Bergstrasse
  • Kaiserslautern, Luisenstrasse
  • Leipzig, Gottschedstrasse/corner Zentralstrasse
  • Mannheim, F2, 13
  • Munich, Herzog-Max-Strasse/corner Maxburgstrasse
  • Plauen, Senefelder Strasse/corner Engelstrasse
  • Chronology and Map / Stephan Wirtz
  • Glossary / Agnieszka Lulinska
  • Bibliography
  • Illustration Credits
  • Imprint
Physical Description 159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 33 x 25 cm + 1 videodisc (black and white ; 4 3/4 in.)
Carrier Typevolume;videodisc (DVD)
PublisherBasel : Birkhäuser—Publishers for Architecture
  • Exhibition catalogue
  • Accompanied by DVD, with added German title: Synagogen in Deutschland : eine virtuelle Rekonstruktion, containing photographs of 15 synagogues and their corresponding panned exterior/interior computer reconstructions. Soundtrack has choir and chanting with organ.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 151–155)
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Marc Grellert