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New book on Architectural Drawings and Photoreproductions

From: Eva Glueck <glueck<-at->
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Papier - Linie - Licht.  Konservierung von Architekturzeichnungen
und Lichtpausen aus dem Hans Scharoun Archiv
(Paper - Line -Light. The Preservation of Architectural Drawings and
Photoreproductions from the Hans Scharoun Archive)

Eds. Eva Glueck, Irene Brueckle, Eva Maria Barkhofen; Authors: Eva
Maria Barkhofen, Irene Brueckle, Eva Glueck, Susanne Grzimek,
Hildegard Homburger, Eva Hummert, Peter Konarzewski, Michael
Kuehner, Stephan Lohrengel, Tanja Morgenstern, Antje Penz, Uta
Simmons. 159 pages, 155 illustrations, German / English, with DVD
and separate plate of illustrations, 49.00 Euro, 2012, Akademie der
Kuenste, Berlin, ISBN 978 3 88331 179 1

In a four year project, 5000 architectural drawings and
photoreproductions by Hans Scharoun (1893*1972) from the
architectural archive of the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, were
analyzed, conserved and digitized. The collection comprises plans on
138 important construction projects by Scharoun, such as the Berlin
Philharmonie. The preservation planning and project realization as
well as the results of the materials analyses are presented in
detail. The preservation concept focused on efficient and adaptable
conservation methods to treat the plans damaged through storage and
use and on a new rehousing system. Methods for flattening the
rolled, large format plans, and for mending tears in tracing paper,
were adapted to fit the special technological features of the

A focus of the project was the technological identification of the
photoreproductions. The Hans Scharoun archive mainly contains
diazotypes, but also ferrogallic prints, gel lithographs, and silver
gelatin contact prints. History, technology, related processes and
characteristic identifying features are described and explained
using macroscopic and microscopic illustrations. The accompanying
fold out plate of illustrations serves as a guide for the technical
identification of photoreproductions. A DVD video documentation
illustrates the conservation techniques. The publication is the
result of a collaborative conservation research project between the
Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin, and the Program in the Conservation of
Works of Art on Paper, Archives and Library Materials of the
Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, funded within the
framework of the KUR Program (Program for the Conservation of
Moveable Cultural Assets) of the Federal Cultural Foundation and the
Foundation of German States.

Table of Contents

    Representing a life in architecture. The Hans Scharoun archive
    in the Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin

    The preservation of the architectural plans of Hans Scharoun: an

    Flattening with minimized humidification

    Mending tears in tracing paper Logistics and time management in
    the preservation of the architectural plans



    Photoreproductive processes in the Hans Scharoun archive

    The photoreproductive process of the diazotype in the Hans
    Scharoun archive

    Appendix 1: Selection of projects from the work of Hans Scharoun

    Appendix 2: Project data base

    Appendix 3: Preparation of coated Japanese paper for mending
    tears in tracing paper

    Appendix 4: Manufacture of a ferrogallic print

    Appendix 5: Manufacture of a diazotype

Available at

    Akademie der Kuenste, Berlin

    Siegl's Fachbuchhandlung, Muenchen

    Archetype Publications, London

Dipl. Rest. Eva Glueck
Akademie der Kuenste, Archiv
Luisenstrasse 60
10117 Berlin
+49 30 200 57 40 20/ 16 87
Fax: +49 30 200 57 40 33

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