Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen

Architectural Stained Glass

Peter Schmitt

Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen

Peter Schmitt

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

224 pages | 196 color plates, 16 halftones | 9 1/2 x 12 | © 2002
Cloth $49.00 ISBN: 9783777488608 Published October 2002 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only

After 1945, the need to reconstruct old church windows presented artists with a new challenge. Stockhausen trusted primarily in "light that carries colour through a room and lets it become an immaterial force." This force, he believed, has the ability to help transcend borders, as in Ulm cathedral (1955 / 1956) where he, in 1986, preserved the memory of the sufferings in Treblinka, Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen with his "Israel window."  His "works of mercy" are an ongoing theme. In architecturally dictated situations, Stockhausen follows primarily what is already there, as with the Mendelssohn window created in 1997 for the Thomaskirche in Leipzig: space and time become one, distance is made tangible. This publication illustrates, in vibrant images, the narrative and contemplative forcefulness of Stockhausen’s art.

Text in English and German.

Combined German/English Edition

Foreword and Preface
The Artist Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen: Architectural Stained Glass
    Peter Schmitt
Interview with Hans Gottfried von Stockhausen
    Bert Hauser
Complete Works of Architectural Stained Glass
Selected Bibliography
Photography Credits
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