Falk Jaeger

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Falk Jaeger (born September 23, 1950 in Ottweiler / Saarland ) is a German author , architecture critic and architecture historian . His area of ​​activity includes contributions to exhibitions, books and encyclopedias on topics of contemporary architecture, the history and theory of architecture and monument preservation , as well as TV films and TV magazine articles.


After studying architecture and art history in Braunschweig, Stuttgart and Tübingen, Falk Jaeger worked from 1976 as a freelance architecture critic for the daily and specialist press at home and abroad as well as for radio and television. From 1983 to 1988 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Architectural and Urban History at the TU Berlin ; This was followed by a teaching position for architectural criticism at the TU Braunschweig from 1989 to 1992 . In 1993 he was awarded a Dr.-Ing. Degree from the TU Hannover with a dissertation on “The Dominican Monastery in Esslingen”. PhD. From 1993 to 2000 he taught as a university lecturer for architectural theory at the TU Dresden , where he became an adjunct professor for architectural theory and architectural criticism in 2000 . From 2001 to 2002 he was editor-in-chief of the "bauzeitung". Since 2002, based in Berlin, he has been active as a journalist, critic, curator and juror with teaching assignments at various universities. He is a columnist for the magazine wettbewerbe aktuell and the internet portal momentum . Since 2007 he has been the editor and largely the author of the Jovis Portfolio monographic book series, published by Jovis Verlag in Berlin, in which outstanding architects are portrayed. Jaeger is married and has three children.

Fonts (selection)

  • 1979: The face of the city changes imperceptibly , exhibition and catalog, City Archives, Esslingen
  • 1985: The International Style 1932 , by Henry-Russell Hitchcock and Philip Johnson, foreword and adaptation of the German edition, Vieweg, Braunschweig, ISBN 3-528-08770-6
  • 1985: Building in Germany  : A Guide to 20th Century Architecture in the Federal Republic and West Berlin, Hatje, Stuttgart, ISBN 3-7757-0182-6
  • 1987: Posthorn & Reichsadler  : the historic post offices in Berlin, Nicolai, Berlin, ISBN 3-87584-197-2
  • 1991: Back to the styles  : Architecture of the eighties in Berlin, Ernst, Berlin, ISBN 3-433-02336-0
  • 1997: 100 buildings in Stuttgart  : a guide to buildings of historical and architectural importance, Schnell and Steiner, Regensburg, ISBN 3-7954-1110-6
  • 2001: Architecture for the new millennium  : architecture of the nineties in Berlin, DVA, Stuttgart, Munich, ISBN 3-421-03281-5
  • 2005: The architect's head - drawings and architecture by Sergei Tchoban, Jovis, Berlin, ISBN 3-936314-75-6
  • 2007: Under swinging roofs - Die Neue Messe Stuttgart, avedition, Ludwigsburg, ISBN 978-3-89986-091-7
  • 2007: Preservation of monuments creatively : 20 inspiring examples from Hamburg. Gutberg, Hamburg, ISBN 978-3-940-558-36-7
  • 2010: 3 Stadia 2010 - Architecture for an African Dream, Jovis, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86859-063-0
  • 2010: The Dortmunder U - The Architecture, Kettler, Dortmund, ISBN 978-3-86206-056-6
  • 2012: Next 3 Stadia : Warsaw, Bucharest, Kiev, Jovis, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86859-154-5
  • 2014: 3 + 1 Stadia for Brazil , Jovis, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86859-326-6
  • 2014: Transparency and Dignity - The Federal Constitutional Court and its Architecture, Jovis, Berlin, ISBN 978-3-86859-286-3


Individual evidence

  1. References
  2. https://momentum-magazin.de/de/category/kolumne-falk-jaeger/

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