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date: 07 December 2019

Fischer, Theodorlocked

(b Schweinfurt, May 28, 1862; d Munich, Dec 25, 1938).
  • Peter Blundell Jones

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(b Schweinfurt, May 28, 1862; d Munich, Dec 25, 1938).

German architect and teacher. He studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule, Munich, before working for Paul Wallot on the Reichstag in Berlin (1884–94). On returning to Munich, he worked for Gabriel von Seidl and started his own practice. In 1893 Fischer was appointed head of the new planning office in Munich, shaping the developing outskirts of the city and erecting his first public buildings, a series of schools influential throughout Germany, for example a school at Elisabethplatz, Munich (1902–4). He resigned in 1901 to devote time to his expanding practice and to teaching, first at the Technische Hochschule, Stuttgart, and in 1908 at the Technische Hochschule, Munich, where he was the first to teach city planning. He was a founder-member of the Deutscher Werkbund in 1907, serving as its first president, and he designed the central hall at the group’s exhibition in Cologne in 1914. Between ...

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