Stanislaus von Moos

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Prize winner

Stanislaus von Moos began his career as an art historian with a spectacular publication on the origin of the Italian Renaissance Palace, thus at the same time raising interest in a new complex of themes: “political iconography”. Soon afterwards he himself became interested in architecture. His monograph on Le Corbusier has become a textbook in Le Corbusier research. As one of few art historians he subsequently became engaged in the development of contemporary architecture. His book on Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown was one the first commentaries on postmodernism. His longlasting activity as founding editor of the Swiss architectural journal Archithese is as significant as his publications. Stanislaus von Moos is one of the influential architectural theoreticians of our time.

Heinrich Klotz