Architect: Hans Poelzig

Hans Poelzig: Decorating the Empty Centre

Hans Poelzig: Decorating the Empty Centre

By Hana Nihill

‘Artists such as Poelzig, prevented from building in real life, have been driven to create Expressionist cinema architecture […] But in the long run, pasteboard fantasy creations […] can never be satisfying fodder for the architect; he has an inner urge to conceive and erect buildings in which real people… Read More

Hans Poelzig: Der Golem

Hans Poelzig: Der Golem

By Robert Wightman

I gaze at the screen, engrossed in the German horror film Der Golem (originally released in 1915 and reworked for reissue in 1920), a masterpiece of performance art. This cinematographic journey is my latest odyssey into the work of Hans Poelzig. The film catalogues his lesser-known work in the art… Read More

Alternative Histories: dePaor on Hans Poelzig

Alternative Histories: dePaor on Hans Poelzig

The drawing is thinking, the same mark used over and over, up and down, hurdling scales quickly, the pulled edge of the sheet mimics the line.  There is one idea — on the right, closer up — a study after or rehearsal for the three-quarter view bleached out from the… Read More