The product of a continuous European architectural and intellectual practice that bridged the Second World War, the work of Rudolf Schwarz (1897-1961) allows a deep-er understanding of post-war German architecture. This book examines nine of his religious and secular buildings sited in the Rhineland, which are presented through new survey drawings and photographs. These are accompa-nied by Schwarz's project descriptions and his lecture 'Architecture of Our Times' from 1958, which contextual-izes his approach. Essays by Wolfgang Pehnt and an interview with Schwarz's wife, the architect Maria Schwarz, provide further insight into this complex oeuvre.
Adam Caruso is chair of architecture and construction at ETH Zurich. Helen Thomas is currently collaborating with muf architecture/art, Nina Kidron in London, and the Chair of Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich.