Hans Koepf

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Hans Koepf (born May 28, 1916 in Mülhausen , Alsace , † 1994 ) was a German architecture and art historian .

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Hans Koepf spent his youth in Upper Swabia , where his father was the school director. He attended the humanistic grammar school in Ulm and then studied architecture at the Technical University of Stuttgart . a. at. with Heinz Wetzel , Paul Bonatz and Paul Schmitthenner . In 1939 he passed the main diploma examination. In 1942, he was awarded a Dr.-Ing. doctorate and worked there as a research assistant.

From 1950/51 to 1961 he was a lecturer in building history at the Stuttgart State Building School , and for one year he also taught as a visiting professor at the Technical University of Istanbul . From 1961 until his retirement in 1986 he was full professor and head of the Institute for Architecture and Building Recordings (later Institute for Architecture, Monument Preservation and Art History) at the Technical University of Vienna . In 1985 he received an honorary doctorate from the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul.

He is best known for his pictorial dictionary of architecture , which was first published in 1968.

Fonts (selection)

  • Design principles of the Swabian late Gothic, mainly explained using examples from the Württemberg builder Aberlin Jörg . Dissertation, Technical University of Stuttgart 1943 ( DNB ).
  • German architecture. From Roman times to the present . German specialist magazine and specialist book publisher, Stuttgart 1956.
  • Architecture in five millennia . Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1954.
  • The magic of archeology . Schuler Verlagsgesellschaft, Stuttgart 1957.
  • The architecture of the late Gothic in Swabia . Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1958 (special print from: Zeitschrift für Württembergische Landesgeschichte, Vol. 17, 1958, pp. 1–144).
  • Pictorial dictionary of architecture (= Kröner's pocket edition, Vol. 194). Kröner, Stuttgart 1968.
  • The Kilian Church in Heilbronn and its masters (= publications of the Heilbronn City Archives ; Vol. 6). City archive, Heilbronn 1968.
  • The Gothic plans of the Viennese collections (= studies on Austrian art history, vol. 4). Böhlau, Vienna a. a. 1969
  • Urban architecture in Austria . Residenz-Verlag, Salzburg 1972, ISBN 3-7017-0040-0 .
  • Urban architecture in Linz . Magistrate of the City of Linz, Cultural Office, Linz 1975.
  • Urban architecture in Lower Austria . Office of the Provincial Government of Lower Austria, Vienna 1977.
  • The Gothic plan plans of the Ulm collections (= research on the history of the city of Ulm, vol. 18). Ulm 1977.
  • Architectural monuments in Baden-Württemberg. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1980, ISBN 3-17-005278-0 .
  • The Ulm City Hall . Main office of the city of Ulm, Ulm 1981.
  • Ulm profane buildings. A picture inventory (= research on the history of the city of Ulm, Documentation series, Vol. 4). Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1982, ISBN 3-17-007078-9 .


  • Alois Machatschek (ed.): Festschrift Hans Koepf, professor for architecture at the Technical University in Vienna. 1961-1986 . Institute for Architecture, Monument Preservation and Art History, Vienna 1986 (p. 149ff. List of publications and curriculum vitae).

Web links

  • Essays by Hans Koepf in the OPAC of the Regesta Imperii


  1. Österreichische Hochschulzeitung 37, 1985, p. 27.