Bill, Max

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Bill, Max (1908–94). Swiss architect who trained at the Dessau Bauhaus (1927–9) and designed many timber houses in the 1940s, but who also revived the Bauhaus programme at the Hochschule für Gestaltung (High School for Construction) in Ulm in Germany, for which he designed a new building (1953–5). He designed several exhibition buildings, including the Swiss Pavilions at the World's Fair, New York (1938), the Milan Triennale (1951), and the Venice Biennale (1952), the Ulm City Pavilion, Baden-Württemberg Exhibition, Stuttgart (1955), and the Bilden und Gestalten (Form and Construction) section, Swiss National Exhibition, Lausanne (1964). He was a prolific writer, and published much on aspects of Modernism.

Bibliography

Bill (1945, 1952, 1955, 1969);
Frei (1991);
Hüttinger (1977);
Maldonado (1955);
Staber (1964)

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