Doctoral Project
Die Lektüre der Gegenwart: Joseph Gantner, Redakteur der Zeitschriften “Das Werk” (1923–1927) und “Das Neue Frankfurt/die neue stadt” (1928–1934)

Doctoral Project
Linda Stagni
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Maarten Delbeke
 



Reading the Present: Joseph Gantner, Editor of the Journals Das Werk (1923–1927) and Das Neue Frankfurt/die neue stadt (1928–1934)

The interwar period is a moment of paradigm shifts in architectural practice as much as in its media coverage. Examining the Swiss art historian Joseph Gantner’s editorship of the magazines Das Werk and Das Neue Frankfurt/die neue stadt, the project aims to depict how the positions of different interested parties in architecture materialised within the printed space of the magazine.The project focusses on the architecture magazine as mediator for Swiss modern architecture and on how architecture magazines shaped an understanding of what architecture actually was.