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Hans Adolf Vetter

Hans Adolf Vetter

Hans Adolf Vetter

Hans Adolf Vetter (1897–1963) studied at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna from 1913 to 1920, although this included a period of military service; he was taught by Josef Frank, Oskar Strnad, and Heinrich Tessenow. He then lived in Paris (1923–26), where he worked in the ateliers of Robert Mallet-Stevens and Gabriel Guévrékian. At the Vienna Werkbund Estate, he designed and furnished house no. 48. In the following years, he acted as editor of the journal profil (1932–36) and taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule (1934–38). He then emigrated to England, before accepting a job offer at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, in 1948. He founded the Summer School of Architecture in Salzburg four years later. Vetter was important above all as a prophet and publicist of Viennese modernism in the inter-war period.