Book and exhibition review: Frankfurter Rundschau

February 17, 2010

In his two-page article for the Frankfurter Rundschau, Felix Helberg wrote: “A monograph about Fritz Kahn, presented by the authors Uta and Thilo von Debschitz, and simultaneously an exhibition at the Berlin Charité, show how significantly Kahn’s human-mechanical images influenced modern man’s understanding of his bodily functions. […] What is left of Kahn has been gathered by the authors of this very first Kahn monograph in an enormous research achievement – a unique rediscovery. […] The flood of images reveals how modern humans discovered themselves through insights on their own functional structure, by inventing technical apparatuses. Even in their ambiguity – as the authors of this wonderful monograph summarize it – Kahn’s images visualize the limits of technical education and the promise of humanity that the faith in technical progress once implied.”
Frankfurter Rundschau (full article in German)