Ferdinand Kramer: lecture halls I (1958) and II (1964) Frankfurt University © DAM, photo: Norbert Miguletz, 2015
The works of classical Modernist architects have time and again inspired exhibitions at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum. Indeed, the protagonists of the “New Frankfurt” movement in the 1920s have been the focus of numerous retrospectives, including those on Mart Stam (1997), Martin Elsaesser (2009), and on several occasions Ernst May, the mastermind behind the Frankfurt model (1986, 2001 and 2011).
Ferdinand Kramer (1898-1985) was one of the leading lights of the May era in Frankfurt. Today he is not only recognized for his furniture designs, but above all known for his magnum opus: the buildings that made up the University Campus in Frankfurt’s Bockenheim district. (more…)