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Nuremberg State Theater, Germany, Perspectives

A work made of ink on heavy paper.

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  • A work made of ink on heavy paper.




Ludwig Karl Hilberseimer
American born Germany, 1885–1967

About this artwork

Designed the year German architect and planner Ludwig Hilberseimer began teaching at the Bauhaus in Dessau, this unrealized design shows the architect’s modern vision for a performance hall. Hilberseimer believed that modern archi- tecture, unlike the existing theater in Nuremberg (a heavy and ornate neoclassical structure), would be well-suited to address this program for a new era. His design included a large, flexible central area for performance with clerestory windows near the roofline and smaller spaces tailored for specific uses, which would accommodate the diverse needs of the state theater—a building used for plays, opera, and concerts—while allowing “rich shifts of cubic construction” to emerge from functional considerations.


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Architecture and Design


Ludwig Karl Hilberseimer (Architect)


Nuremberg State Theater, Germany, Perspectives


Berlin (Artist's nationality:)

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Ink on heavy paper


43.1 × 60.2 cm (17 × 23 3/4 in.)

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Gift of George E. Danforth

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