The architect and poet Paul Engelmann (14 June 1891 Olomouc – 5 February 1965 Tel Aviv) came from a family talented in visual arts – his brother Peter was a caricaturist and his sister Anny worked as an illustrator. Even though he studied at the Vienna University of Technology (1910–1912), he was more influenced by his stay at the private school of Adolf Loos and by close contacts with the writer Karl Krauss and philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. In his countless buildings, he developed the ideas of Loos’ purifying stream of art and the Raumplan concept which he enriched with his lyrical conception. In 1934, he left for Palestine where he worked as an interior designer but he focused mainly on literature and philosophy.
Katedra historie, Filozofická fakulta, Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě, Reální 5, 701 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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