disciplines: book design, editorial design, layout, typography, illustration

the new synagogue in görlitz

The New Görlitz Synagogue is a miracle of survival. The 600-seat Jewish house of prayer was opened in 1911. Its magnificent blend of neoclassical architecture and Art Nouveau interior was set on fire during Kristallnacht, but the structure wasn’t destroyed. This book tells its turbulent story of survival. The aesthetic concept of the synagogue’s Jugendstil interior was recreated for the layout and typographical concept of this richly illustrated book to bring the story of this building and its people to life.

Alex Jacobowitz | The New Synagogue in Görlitz

Hentrich & Hentrich Verlag, Leipzig, Berlin, 2022


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