Synagogues in Germany: A Virtual Reconstruction
Marc Grellert, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Darmstadt University of Technology, Department CAD in Architecture, 2004 - Architecture - 159 pages
These elaborate CAD-reconstructions, developed by Darmstadt Technical University, provide a representative survey of the architecture of synagogues in Germany before their destruction. What is more, they convey visual impressions of the diversity, the splendour and the significance of the synagogue in the history of German urban architecture from the early nineteenth century until 1938. In doing so, they also demonstrate the potential of such media to contribute to a new culture of remembrance. Reactions to the first exhibition in 2000 in Bonn, Germany, were resounding, with international praise for the quality of the simulations and their value as an instrument in the service of historical truth. This publication presents the results for the first time in print, to coincide with the launching of an exhibition in Tel Aviv which will travel to New York, Los Angeles and further international venues.
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Preface Marc Grellert
Architecture as Social Seismograph Insights into the History of Jewish Religious Architecture
Salomon Korn 24 German Synagogues An Introduction
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