An essentially complete record of the life and work of art historian and critic, Hans Hildebrandt, and of his artist wife,
Lily, reflecting their interests in modern art, architecture, and decorative arts, and their close friendships with a number
of leading artists and architects. It contains personal papers, correspondence, manuscripts, research notes and bibliographies,
publications, and photographs.
Hans Hildebrandt was a leading German art historian and critic whose interests broadly spanned modern art, architecture and
decorative arts. An extremely prolific writer and lecturer, Hildebrandt's most celebrated books include
Die Architektur bei Albrecht Altdorfer (hab. 1908),
Adolf Hölzel als Zeichner (1913),
Die Kunst des 19. Und 20. Jahrhunderts (1924-1931), and
Oskar Schlemmer (1952). Hildebrandt and his wife Lily, a painter, maintained close friendships with a number of leading artists and architects,
among them Willi Baumeister, Hans Brühlmann, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Hannah Höch, Adolf Hölzel, Johannes Itten, Wassily
Kandinsky, Oskar Schlemmer, Hermann Stenner, Wilhem Wagenfeld, and Henry van de Velde.