Architekt und / versus Baumeister

Werner Oechslin Library Foundation, ed.
Architekt und / versus Baumeister
Die Frage nach dem Metier
Seventh international baroque summer course

2009. 21 x 24 cm, softcover with flap
296 pages, 130 illustrations b/w
ISBN 978-3-85676-259-9
CHF 54.00 / EUR 50.00

Contributions by Antonio Becchi, Matteo Burioni, Ralph-Miklas Dobler, Matthias Franke, Axel Christoph Gampp, Jürg Ganz, Reinhard Gruhl, Isabel Haupt, Christian Hecht, Guido Hinterkeuser, Mojmír Horyna, Peter Jahn, Léon Lock, Piet Lombaerde, Andrea Maglio, Kristoffer Neville, Werner Oechslin, Simon Paulus, Martin Pozsgai, Sandra Maria Rust, Robert Stalla, Peter Stephan, Thomas Strobel, Harald Tesan
Designed by Philippe Mouthon, Oliver Schmid and Angelika Wey-Bomhard


Nowadays, the architect is seen primarily as an artist and creator, sometimes even as a ‘star’. ‘Service to society’ is no longer part of the debate. Both the cultural area north of the Alps and the period around 1700 offered themselves the opportunity to examine the change in the status and role of the architect. The volume deals with the competences of the architect at that time and his changing importance in artistic and social terms.