- Paul Engelmann
Paul Engelmann (1891-1965) was a
Viennese architectwho is now best known for his friendship with the philosopher Ludwig Wittgensteinbetween 1916 and 1928, and for being Wittgenstein's partner in the design and building of the Stonborough Housein Vienna.
Engelmann was born at
Olomoucin 1891, and studied with the modernistarchitect Adolf Loosin Vienna. He was supposedly Loos's favourite pupil. He was private secretary to Karl Kraus. He lived mainly in Vienna and Olomouc before he emigrated to Palestinein 1934 and settled in Tel Aviv, where he died in 1965.
The Stonborough House
In November 1925, Wittgenstein’s sister
Margaret Stonborough-Wittgensteincommissioned Engelmann, to design and build a large town house in Vienna in the Kundmanngasse. Wittgenstein showed a great interest in the project and in Engelmann’s plans. He convinced Engelmann that he could realise his sister’s intentions much better, and was eventually asked to be the architect of the house.
* Leitner, B., " [http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=5FfeNTddXrYC&dq=paul+engelmann&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0 The Wittgenstein House] " Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.
* Somavilla, Ilse, "Wittgenstein - Engelmann LETTERS, ENCOUNTERS, RECOLLECTIONS" 2006.
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Austrian architect
DATE OF BIRTH=1891
PLACE OF BIRTH=
Olomouc, Moravia, Austro-Hungarian Empire
DATE OF DEATH=1965
PLACE OF DEATH=
Tel Aviv, Israel
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