Lux Guyer (1894–1955). Architektin

Sylvia Claus, Dorothee Huber,
Beate Schnitter, eds.
Lux Guyer (1894–1955)

2nd edition 2013. 22.5 x 30 cm, hardcover
304 pages, 444 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-240-7
CHF 78.00 / EUR 73.00

Foreword by Andreas Tönnesmann
Contributions by Inge Beckel, Sylvia Claus, Reto Gadola, Dorothee Huber, Bettina Köhler, Franz Müller, Arthur Rüegg, Daniel Weiss
With photographs by Heinrich Helfenstein
Designed by Philippe Mouthon


When Lux Guyer opened an office in Zurich in 1924, she was one of the first architects in Switzerland. In a very short time it became famous for its residential buildings for young families, working women living alone, students and the elderly. In the architectural debates of the 1920s, she sought her own way between the positions of avant-garde modernism on the one hand and traditionalists on the other. The publication offers an appreciation of her work with essays on individual aspects of Lux Guyer’s work and a critical catalogue of works.

The monograph on Lux Guyer was written as part of a research project of the Master of Advanced Studies program of the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture.
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