Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Architecture. Politics. Gender.

A pioneer of architectural history

Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky (1897–2000) entered the modernist canon with her “Frankfurt Kitchen.” She is also considered a pioneer of social architecture, a women’s rights activist, and, last but not least, a heroine of the resistance to the Nazi dictatorship.

In this book, available in English for the first time, recent research in the fields of art history, contemporary history, pedagogy, and gender studies provides a nuanced picture of Schütte-Lihotzky, whose estate is archived at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. The volume explores her rich architectural oeuvre, her transnational experiences and professional networks, her political development as a Communist, and her current reception. It breaks through the mythology to present a rounded picture of Schütte-Lihotzky, an icon of architectural history.

• First comprehensive publication on Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in English
• Cross-disciplinary research contributions by renowned authors; foreword by Juliet Kinchin
• Illuminates Schütte-Lihotzky’s fascinating work alongside the Frankfurt Kitchen

Edited by Bernadette Reinhold, University of Applied Arts Vienna, and Marcel Bois, Research Centre for Contemporary History in Hamburg.

Contributions by
Carla Aßmann, David Baum, Elisabeth Boeckl-Klamper, Marcel Bois, Marie-Theres Deutsch, Burcu Dogramaci, S.E. Eisterer, Sebastian Engelmann, Thomas Flierl, Christoph Freyer, Manfred Mugrauer, Sabine Plakolm-Forsthuber, Monika Platzer, Claudia Quiring, Bernadette Reinhold, Günther Sandner, Karin Schneider, Antje Senarclens de Grancy, Änne Söll, Helen Young Chang, Karin Zogmayer, Christine Zwingl

Translation by Mark Wilch, Proofreading by Belinda Zauner
Design by Atelier Dreibholz

Margarete Schuette Lihotzky Architecture Politics Gender
Bernadette Reinhold and Marcel Bois (eds): Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky. Architecture. Politics. Gender. New Perspectives on Her Life and Work, Birkhäuser, series Edition Angewandte, Wien, 2023.