Günther Fritz Kühne
1917 Berlin - 2008 Berlin
As from 1947, Berlin journalist and architecture critic Günther Kühne published works conveying his perception of events in international art and architecture. Having trained in the Berlin architectural office Ernst und Günther Paulus, he then studied art history at the Technical University Berlin and the University of Gießen. As from 1947, Kühne worked as an independent journalist – an activity that gradually developed into his chief profession. Making regular contributions to the specialist magazine “Bauwelt” from 1950 to 1982 and as the Berlin Tagesspiegel’s “voice on architecture”, he made himself an advocate for the protection of monuments and architectural ensembles, in opposition to the zeitgeist. The German National Committee for the Protection of Monuments honoured Kühne for his outstanding commitment with the “Journalist’s Award” in 1976 and the “German Award” in 1981. From 1973 to 1980, Kühne belonged to the competition committee and advisory board of the Senator for Building and Housing in Berlin. In 1983 he became a member of the Advisory Board for Monuments in Berlin.
Collection: manuscripts, photographs, archive items, core library (ca. 1000 titles)