Academic thesis

Sven Hübner: The sxpressionist design of the Nikolai Church in Görlitz Back
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Abstract: As Christianity spread in the 11th c., the Nikolai- church marked the eastern boundary
of its influence. A few years later this building lost its function as the main church of
A renovation took place in 1925/26 consisting of a reconfiguration of the liturgically
insignificant church into a memorial for soldiers killed in action during the WW1. The
resulting design of this late medieval church was of an expressionist nature that is unique in its characteristics.
Due to Massive damages another renovation accrued between 1967 and 1979.
The inside of the church was fully redone, with the exception of the west gallery, leaving
the expressionist design practically unreadable.
In this Diploma the state of these wall paintings is discussed and a program for there
conservation, restoration and reutilization is developed in order to revive this unique
expressionistic monument.


Keywords: memorial place, medieval church, unique in this characteristics, expressionism, restoring
  • academic institution: Fachhochschule Potsdam
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  n.n.
  • assistant Tutor:  n.n.
  • date:  2008

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