Exhibition: Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer
1st May 2016, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany
Until 1st May 2016, the exhibition "Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer" can be seen at Deutsches Architekturmuseum, in Frankfurt, Germany.
"Architect Ferdinand Kramer (1898-1985) has gone down in history as an outstanding designer of furniture, everyday articles, and functionalist Modernism buildings. With Museum Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt having last year presented Kramer´s design work, the DAM is now devoting an exhibition to his architecture. In the 1920s he worked with Ernst May on the ´New Frankfurt´ project, before later emigrating to the United States. After the Second World War, Kramer was one of the few who dared to return from exile to a Germany that was damaged not only materially, but spiritually as well. Appointed by Max Horkheimer, in 1952 he assumed the position of Director of University Building in his home city of FrankfurtMain. With the university having moved from the Bockenheim district to the Westend, only a few of these edifices, which can be regarded as symbolic structures of a democratic new beginning, will remain."
Guided Tours: Saturdays and Sundays, 16:00
18 March / 16 April, 16:00
Visit to the former institute building for pharmacy and food chemistry and municipal food testing agency (Stadtisches Nahrungsmitteluntersuchungsamt), now Senckenberg Biodiversitat und Klima Forschungszentrum
27 March 2016, 15:00
Easter Walk on the Kramer-Campus
With the curators Philipp Sturm and Peter Korner
More details: website