Weber, Martin

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Name
Weber, Martin Gender: M
Martin Maria Josef Weber
born on 9 December 1890 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°18' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 12°34 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 17°09'



Biography

German architect who designed Catholic churches and became one of the leading church architects of his time. In Weber churches the altar is the centre and focus of the Mass. He conceived the church as an integral whole, without separate bays. The altar is emphasized according to its role, highlighted by the lighting.

After training in construction, he went to the building and art school in Offenbach am Main. In 1914-1915 he worked for Friedrich Pützer in Darmstadt, who built the Evangelical Church in Hesse, and then for Dominic Bohm in Offenbach am Main. During 1919-1921 he lived as an Oblate (Brother Maurus, OSB) in the Benedictine Abbey of Maria Laach. From 1921 to 1923 he ran a "studio for church architecture" with Bohm. In 1924 he established himself as an independent architect in Frankfurt. In 1935 he founded a "Study Circle of Sacred Art" with Rudolf Schwarz.

He died on 27 February 1941, aged 50.


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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.

Categories

  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Churches)