Eckstein, Hans, 1898-

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Hans Eckstein (1898-1986) was a German art and architectural historian and critic.

From the description of Hans Eckstein research files, 1897-1984 (bulk 1920-1984). (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 81036589

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Hans Eckstein, 1898-1986, was a German scholar and architectural historian. He studied with art historians Friedrich Gundolf, Karl Jaspers and Alfred Weber in Heidelberg and with Gerhart Frankl, Heinrich Wölfflin and Friedrich Wolters in Munich. He worked as an assistant in the Staatliche Museen in Berlin and in the Archäologischen Instituts Berlin. In 1925 he returned to Munich and worked as a journalist on the Frankfurter Zeitung and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung, as well as for other publications, writing primarily about archeology. Around 1927 his interests turned to art and contemporary architecture. He wrote numerous articles for journals such as Zeitschrift für bildende Kunst in Leipzig, Werk the Swiss Werkbund publication, Kunst und Künstler published by Karl Scheffler, Kunst published by F. Bruckmann, and Die Form, the journal for the Deutscher Werkbund. In 1932 he published two books, Neue Wohnbauten and Die schöne Wohnung and in 1938 Monographie Vierzehnheiligen and Künstler über Kunst . During World War II, Eckstein worked as a photographer and as a translator of essays by artists and architects. After 1945, he again worked as a journalist and editor and was active in the Deutscher Werkbund and the Freunde des Neuen Bauens, addressing issues in architecture and the politics of culture. He became director of the Neuen Sammlung in Munich 1956, concerned primarily with its collection of modern applied art and industrial design. Eckstein also participated in numerous exhibitions of decorative arts, furniture and design.

From the guide to the Hans Eckstein research files, 1897-1984, 1920-1984, (Getty Research Institute)

Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Baldessari, Luciano, 1896-1982. person
associatedWith Bode, Wilhelm, 1862-1922. person
associatedWith Brüne, Heinrich, 1869-1945. person
associatedWith Coray, H. (Hans) person
associatedWith Coray, H. (Hans) person
associatedWith Deutscher Kunstverlag. corporateBody
associatedWith Deutscher Werkbund. corporateBody
associatedWith Dexel, Walter, 1890-1973. person
associatedWith Eiermann, Egon, 1904-1970. person
correspondedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969 person
associatedWith Häring, Hugo, 1882-1958. person
associatedWith Hartlaub, Gustav Friedrich, 1884-1963. person
associatedWith Heuss, Theodor, 1884-1963. person
associatedWith Illustrated Weekly, Deutsch-Amerika corporateBody
associatedWith Joedicke, Jürgen. person
associatedWith Joedick, Jürgen person
associatedWith Konstantantinides, Ares, 1913- person
associatedWith Kōnstantinidēs, Arēs, 1913-1993. person
associatedWith Kornmann, Egon. person
associatedWith Lauterbach, Heinrich, 1893- person
associatedWith Liebermann, Max, 1847-1935. person
associatedWith Meyer, Peter, 1894-1984. person
associatedWith Moritz, Andreas, 1901-1983. person
associatedWith Neue Bauen corporateBody
associatedWith Neue Bauen. corporateBody
associatedWith Neutra, Dione. person
associatedWith Neutra, Richard Joseph, 1892-1970. person
associatedWith Nicholas Roerich Museum (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Posener, Julius. person
associatedWith Rerikh, Nikolai Konstantinovich, 1874-1947 person
associatedWith Robert and Wilhelm Langewiesche-Brandt Verlag. corporateBody
associatedWith Roerich, Nicholas, 1874-1947. person
associatedWith Scharl, Josef, 1896-1954. person
associatedWith Scheffler, Karl, 1869-1951. person
associatedWith Schlemmer, Tut. person
associatedWith Schlotter, Eberhard. person
associatedWith Schmidt, Georg, 1896-1965. person
associatedWith Schwimmer, Max, 1895-1960. person
associatedWith Schwippert, Hans, 1899-1973. person
associatedWith Seeger, Mia person
associatedWith Seeger, Mia. person
associatedWith Stadler, Toni, 1888- person
associatedWith Stadler, Toni, 1888-1982. person
associatedWith Velde, Henry van de, 1863-1957. person
associatedWith Wagenfeld, Wilhelm. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Architectural criticism
Architectural criticism
Architecture, Modern
Art critics
Art critics
National socialism and art
National socialism and art
Politics in art
Reconstruction (1939-1951)
Reconstruction (1939-1951)


Birth 1898

Death 1985



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