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Welter, Volker

Works: 5 works in 27 publications in 2 languages and 1,180 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HT169.G7, 711.4092
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Most widely held works by Volker Welter
Biopolis Patrick Geddes and the city of life by Volker Welter ( )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Scottish urbanist and biologist Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) is perhaps best known for introducing the concept of the "region" to architecture and planning. At the turn of the twentieth century, he was one of the strongest advocates of town planning and an active participant in debates about the future of the city. He was arguably the first planner to recognize the importance of historic city centers, and his renewal work in Edinburgh's Old Town is visible and impressive to this day." "Geddes's famous analytical triad - place, work, and folk, corresponding to the geographical, historical, and spiritual aspects of the city - provides the basic structure of this examination of his urban theory. Volker Welter examines Geddes's ideas in the light of nineteenth-century biology - in which Geddes received his academic training - showing Geddes's use of biological concepts to be far more sophisticated than popular images of the city as an organic entity. His urbanism was informed by his lifelong interest in the theory of evolution and in ecology, cutting-edge areas in the late nineteenth century. Balancing Geddes's biological thought is his interest in the historical Greek concept of the polis, usually translated as city-state but implying a view of the city as a cultural and spiritual phenomenon." "Although Geddes's work was far-ranging, the city provided the unifying focus of nearly all of his theoretical and practical work. Throughout the book, Welter relates Geddes's theory of the city to contemporary European debates about architecture and urbanism."--BOOK JACKET
Ernst L. Freud, architect : the case of the modern bourgeois home by Volker Welter ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ernst L. Freud (1892 - 1970) was a son of Sigmund Freud and the father of painter Lucian Freud and the late Sir Clement Freud, politician and broadcaster. After his studies in Munich and Vienna, where he and his friend Richard Neutra attended Adolf Loos's private Bauschule, Freud practiced in Berlin and, after 1933, in London. Even though his work focused on domestic architecture and interiors,Freud was possibly the first architect to design psychoanalytical consulting rooms - including the customary couches - a subject dealt with here for the first time. By interweaving an account of Freud's professional and personal life in Vienna, Berlin, and London with a critical discussion of selected examples of his domestic architecture, interior designs, and psychoanalytic consulting rooms, the author offers a rich tapestry of Ernst L. Freud's world. His clients constituted a "Who's Who" of the Jewish and non-Jewish bourgeoisie in 1920s Berlin and later in London, among them, the S. Fischer publisher family, Melanie Klein, Ernest Jones, the Spenders, and Julian Huxley. While moving within a social class known for its cultural and avant-garde activities, Freud refrained from spatial, formal, or technological experiments. Instead, he focused on creating modern homes for his bourgeois clients. -- Book Description
The city after Patrick Geddes by Volker Welter ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Patrick Geddes - von der Biologie zum Städtebau [ein Vortrag für die HfbK Hamburg, Dezember 2004] by Volker Welter ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.60 (from 0.47 for Patrick Ge ... to 0.92 for Ernst L. F ...)
Alternative Names
Welter, Volker
English (24)
German (3)