is a collection of publications and links leading to the work of
Alfred Schinz in the field of architecture, planning, arts,
Texte, Literatur zu den Themen
Künste, Planung, China
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
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.
Cité interdite révélée
Berlin Stadtschicksal und Staedtbau
I cover important books of Alfred Schinz, not only CITIES IN CHINA
we used computergenerated 3D Prism-maps in the mid 80ies),
Magic Square: Cities in Ancient China,
Stadtschicksal und Städtebau
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.
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.
in China, Bornträger, Stuttgart or ORDO