This is a collection of publications and links leading to the work of Alfred Schinz in the field of architecture, planning, arts, cultures,...

Dr. Alfred Schinz:

Bilder, Texte, Literatur zu den Themen

Architektur, Künste, Planung, China

und anderen Welten und Ordnungen folgen.



January 2017: I have updated this page because an outstanding Film by Ian Bremner was released: I will contact the film maker as he adressed many issues Alfred was working on 50 years ago - AND with outcomes to yet included in this very interesting and insightful documentation.

Schinz covered not only Beijing but many historic towns in China and bridged the details with the historic town and regional planning at the micro and meso-scales.

A theme much lacking in modern architectual and planning inquiry.

Pekings verbotene Stadt

La Cité interdite révélée





Public“ work Examples:

Berlin Stadtschicksal und Staedtbau



s.a. WOHIN MIT DER MITTE ??


The Emporer as Keeper of Time:

Der Kaiser als Zeitnehmer.

Alfreds present to the Lordmayor

of Munich on the occasion of Robert Jungk's 80th





Below I cover important books of Alfred Schinz, not only CITIES IN CHINA (where we used computergenerated 3D Prism-maps in the mid 80ies),

or the The Magic Square: Cities in Ancient China, Berlin. Stadtschicksal und Städtebau (German city-history Berlin), or for the ORDO ET MENSURA initiative, as ORDER and MEASURE, sometimes also to be connected to FRAMES (of Mind), Proportions, Consequences, are very important aspects whih are often overlooked as we think and work in "boxes" and use "labels" instead of interacting along and across scales and bringing together cultural expressions. Definitely a gargantuan task not only for architecture, planning and policy making, but education and all cultural activities.

Work and Publications of Alfred Schinz. Here only a very rudimentary first example of his "passions" not of the meters of reports and piles of masterplans he did over the years.

Cities in China, Bornträger, Stuttgart or ORDO ET MENSURA :