0159 Robert Tischler, Chefarchitekt 1926-1959
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.
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