0159 Robert Tischler, Chefarchitekt 1926-1959

Ein Desiderat

  • Christian Fuhrmeister (Author)
    Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich

    Fields of Expertise: Art Market & Provenance, Sculpture, 20th Century, Collecting & Exhibiting, 19th Century, 21st Century, Art Theory & Historiography, Techniques & Conservation, Architecture

    Groups: RIHA-Authors, Munich, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Local Editors, RIHA-reviewers

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Robert Tischler, the chief architect of the German War Graves Commission from 1926 until his death in 1959, decisively shaped the character of German war cemeteries at home and abroad. Interestingly, the size of the oeuvre does not correspond to the very few facts we know about the author. This article explains the biographical and structural reasons for this situation, among them the bias of art and architectural history to focus on progress and innovation. It pleads for a thorough investigation of both the architect and his oeuvre that considers the context of production, distribution, and reception.


Forschungslücke, Forschungsgeschichte, Quellenlage, Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge Robert Tischler, Garten- und Landschaftsarchitektur