Hugo Schnell

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Hugo Schnell (born March 15, 1904 in Munich , † December 29, 1981 in Lindenberg im Allgäu ; full name Hugo Karl Maria Schnell ) was a German art historian and publisher .


After graduating from high school in Augsburg, he studied philosophy, theology, history and art history at the University of Munich . In 1931 he received his doctorate with a thesis on The Influences of the Council of Trento on Art in Old Bavaria with a special focus on the Baier folk culture . In 1932 he became a cultural editor in Waldsassen for the Grenzzeitung and the Konnersreuther Sonntagsblatt . From 1938 he lived in Scheidegg .

By publishing salesman John Steiner (1902-1995), he founded on 24 November 1933 "Trinity Publishing" in 1938 due to the disposal of the Reich Chamber in publishing Dr. Schnell and Dr. Steiner had to be renamed and who specialized in art guides , primarily for churches. He was active as an author and editor in numerous works . His book The Church of the 20th Century in Germany (Schnell and Steiner, Regensburg 1973) became a standard work of modern church construction.



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