Werner Oechslin – Of Buildings and Books


Event Date: 12 December 2019
The Lecture Room
Warburg Institute
Woburn Square,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1H 0AB

The Warburg Institute presents:

Of Buildings and Books: The Oechslin Library and Foundation

On the occasion of the publication of a comprehensive guide to Architectural Theory in Early Modern Germany, Werner Oechslin joins us to discuss his library and foundation. Created in partnership with ETH in Zurich, and designed by Mario Botta around Oechslin’s home in Einsiedeln, the Oechslin Library and Foundation is both an exemplary piece of library architecture and a comprehensive library of books on architecture and other subjects. Werner Oechslin will talk to Prof Bill Sherman (Director of the Warburg Institute) about the creation of this extraordinary institution, followed by a short roundtable discussion to celebrate the publication of Architekturtheorie im deutschsprachigen Kulturraum 1486-1648.

This event is part of the Director’s Seminar Series, which brings leading scholars to the Institute to share new research and fresh perspectives on the key issues in their fields. Chaired by the Director, Professor Bill Sherman (Warburg).

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