Gottfried Semper  
Gottfried Semper by Ernst Kietz, 1850. (Semper-Archiv Zurich)  
Gottfried Semper  
In Search of Architecture  
Wolfgang Herrmann  
The MIT Press  
Cambridge, Massachusetts  
London, England  
Gottfried Semper: In Search ofArchitecture consists of material originally published in  
Gottfried Semper im Exil (Basel: Birkhauser Verlag, 1978), pages 9-124, and in Gottfried  
Semper: TheoretischerNachlass an der ETHZurich, Katalog undKommentare (Basel: Birkhauser  
Verlag, 1981), pages 12-68, 180-190, 196-204, 217-249. These titles are volumes  
19 and 15 ofthe Schriftenreihe des Instituts fur Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur  
[GTA] series of the Eidgendssischen Technischen Hochschule Zurich.  
The foreword by Adolf Max Vogt, chapters  
and Semper Literary Estate  
1
and  
3
in part I, chapter  
1
in part II,  
s  
in part III were written especially for this edition.  
English translation and new material  
Technology.  
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Herrmann, Wolfgang, 1899-  
Gottfried Semper: in search of architecture.  
Consists of material originally published in Gottfried Semper im Exil (Basel:  
Birkhauser Verlag, 1978), pages 9-124, and in Gottfried Semper: Theoretischer  
Nachlass an der ETH Zurich, Katalog und Kommentare (Basel: Birkhauser Verlag,  
1981), pages 12-68, 180-190, 196-204, 217-249  
Translated by the author.  
Bibliography: p.  
Verso of t.p.  
Includes index.  
1. Semper, Gottfried, 1803-1879. 2. Architects  
GermanyBiography. I. Title.  
NA1O88.S48H47 1984 720 .92 84-14417  
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ISBN 0-262-08144-X