Publication: George Matei Cantacuzino - A Hybrid Modernist, by Dan Teodorovici
Ernst Wasmuth Verlag, 2014
DATE: 18/2/2016
"The Romanian cosmopolitan George Matei Cantacuzino (1899-1960) is one of the least known polymaths of the 20th century. In view of that age of extremes, both his classical attitude, which links Modernism to Tradition and Aesthetics to Ethics, and his intellectual integrity are remarkable. [...] Offering a journey through Cantacuzino´s momentous life and work, this study tries to place it into a wide architectural, cultural, economic and political context. It also seeks to reveal the corner-stones of his classical attitude and to discern "the springs which feed the river of his thought" - from Vitruvius via Palladio and Skinkel to Loos and Perret, from Wolfflin via Wittkower to Gombrich, from Plotinus via Bergson to Camus, from Montaigne via Goethe to Rilke, Valery and T. S. Eliot."

"Dan Teodorovici is an architect and curator living in Stuttgart. This book is based on his PhD thesis G. M. Cantacuzino (1899-1960): Dialogik zwischen Tradition und Moderne completed at the University of Stuttgart in 2010."