For centuries Strasbourg has been a cultural hub between Germany and France, and an independent, distinctive urban landscape developed analogously. Countless visitors interested in its rich art and architectural history have been attracted to the Alsatian city. However, attention to 19th and 20th century expansions have only come about quite recently. This was a phase of political change in which Strasbourg developed into a modern metropolis, leading to substantial tranformations in its architecture and cityscape.
Schools, churches, baths and technical buildings are reviewed from diverse professional and national perspectives that place them in their urban development contexts, and also take the biographical interconnections of their protagonists into consideration. This volume, which is richly designed with photographs and architectural plans, includes an extensive index that makes it easier to find individual names, locations and objects.