Heritage and Restoration in post WWII Germany

10.04.2013, 18:00 hrs
Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, Terrasse
Open to all
The lectures on our terrace continue, this time with a talk by Anuradha Reddy, Convener, Greater Hyderabad Chapter, INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage). An expert in restoration and heritage, with many years of experience in Germany to her credit, she will guide the public through a talk on Germany’s heritage and restoration after World War II.
The architecture of Germany has a long, rich and diverse history. Every major European style from Roman to Post Modern is demonstrated, including renowned examples of Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Modern architecture.
Centuries of fragmentation of Germany into principalities and kingdoms caused a great regional diversity and favoured vernacular architecture. This made for a heterogeneous and diverse architectural style, with architecture differing from town to town. While this diversity may still be witnessed in small towns, the devastation of architectural heritage in the larger cities during World War II resulted in extensive rebuilding characterized by simple modernist architecture.

Poets Translating Poets

Poets from South Asia and Germany translate each other's poems.