Herta Hammerbacher

General Information

Occupation: Landscape Designer, Garden Designer, Professor

Date of Birth: December 02, 1900

Date of Death: May 25, 1985

Birth City: Nuremberg

Birth Country: Germany

Resident State/Province: Berlin

Resident Country: Germany

Sources: http://www2.tu-berlin.de/presse/125jahre/festschrift/hammerbacher_e.htm


Subject: Garden Design

Notes: designed and laid out more than 3,000 gardens


Employer: Interbau

Notes: designed and laid out the outside grounds

Employer: Technical University

Title: Assistant Professor

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Start Date: January 01, 1950

End Date: January 01, 1962

Employer: Ludwig Späth nursery

Title: Landscape Gardening Department

City: Treptow

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Start Date: January 01, 1926

End Date: January 01, 1928

Employer: Technical University

Title: Professor of Landscape and Garden Design

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Start Date: January 01, 1962

End Date: January 01, 1969

Notes: first female professor for garden and landscape design at the architecture department

Employer: Technical University

Title: Teacher of Landscape and Garden Design

State: Berlin

Country: Germany

Start Date: January 01, 1946

End Date: January 01, 1950


Name: The Bornim Group

Project: various

Notes: with Karl Foerster, Hermann Mattern und Herta Hammerbacher started working in Potsdam-Bornim

Name: see below

Project: various

Notes: worked most successfully together with the architects Scharoun, Poelzig, Hermkes, Neufert and Jaenicke


No apprenticeships on record


No awards on record


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

Title: Waldfriedhof Zehlendorf (Zehlendorf Forest Cemetery)

State: Berlin

Country: Germany


Institution: palace gardens of Sanssoucci

Notes: trained as a gardener

Institution: Teaching and Research Institute of Horticulture

Start Date: January 01, 1924

End Date: January 01, 1926

Notes: in Berlin, Dahlem


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

Organization: Gesellschaft für Experimentelle und Angewandte Ökologie (Society for Experimental and Applied Ecology)

Notes: interdisciplinary cooperative and discussion forum, Hammerbach's daughter Merete Mattern was also affiliated

Organization: Karl-Foerster-Stiftung für angewandte Vegetationskunde (Karl Foerster Foundation for Applied Vegetation Science)

Role: Founding member

Publications By

No publications by on record

Publications About

Title: The History of Women Architects

Author: Sonja Gunther, Christine Jachmann, Helga Schmidt-Thomsen; Miclle Stanley (translator)

Publication: Exhibit Catalog

Publisher: ABC Satz and Druck GmbH

City: Berlin

Notes: This is a catalog published for the exhibit of the UIFA (Union Internationale des Femmes Architectes) . An exhibition of the German Federal Republik Section of the UIFA within the framework of the IBA (International Building Exhibition) in Berlin.

Title: Visionärin der Neuen Stadt = Herta Hammerbacher, visionary of the New Green City

Author: Jeong-Hi Ri

Publication: Garten + Landschaft

Volume: 113

Issue: 3

Page: 19-22

Date Published: March 01, 2003

Notes: in German with an English summary, bibliographical references, photos., ports., drawings, site plans.

Title: Some modernist houses and their gardens : part 2 : the house of the North and the pleasure pavilion (Pavillon der Gartenfreude), Mattern House 1932-4 by Hans Scharoun, with garden by Hermann Mattern and Herta Hammerbacher

Author: Peter Blundell Jones, Jan Woudstra

Publication: Gartenkunst (Worms)

Volume: 14

Issue: 1

Page: 123-134

Country: Germany

Date Published: January 01, 2002

Notes: 30 ill., 12 color

Title: Annäherungen an eine Mitte

Author: Thies Schröder

Publication: Garten + Landschaft

Volume: 111

Issue: 6

Page: 13-16

Country: Germany

Date Published: January 01, 2001

Title: Karl Foersters Freundschaftsinsel

Author: Michael Kasiske

Publication: Garten + Landschaft

Volume: 111

Issue: 6

Page: 36-38

Country: Germany

Date Published: January 01, 2001

Notes: Nursery gardens designed in the 1930s by Mattern and Hammerbacher for Karl Foerster, are refurbished as a venue of the Bundesgartenschau 2001. Restoration by Topos.

Title: The Bornim Circle

Author: Michael Taylor

Publication: Landscape Design

Issue: 251

Page: 47-50

Country: United Kingdom

Date Published: June 01, 1996

Url: A group of landscape architects from the early Modern Movement of the 1930s in Germany. Especially Karl Foerster, Hermann Mattern and the Herta Hammerbacher.

Title: New flowers, new gardens : residential gardens designed by Karl Foerster, Hermann Mattern and Herta Hammerbacher, 1928-c. 1943

Author: Grit Hottentrager

Publication: Journal of Garden History

Volume: 12

Issue: 3

Page: 207-227

Country: United Kingdom

Date Published: September 01, 1992

Notes: Examines the garden designs of the three landscape architects, focusing on designs for gardens at private houses, a field in which they specialized. Characterizes Mattern and Hammerbacher's gardens as having functional open space; unity between house, garden and landscape; perennials and natural stone architectural elements; and a rhythmic pattern that developed into an organic style. Sees their garden designs as providing a refuge from the political reality of Germany in the 1930s and 40s.

Title: Haus, Raum und Garten zu einem Hause von Egon Eiermann, mit einem Garten von Herta Hammerbacher.

Author: unknown

Publication: Wasmuths Monatshefte für Baukunst

Volume: 20

Page: 389-396

Date Published: January 01, 1936

Notes: ill., plans.

Title: Gedanken zu einem Wohngarten in der Stadt

Author: unknown

Publication: Schöne Heim

Volume: 11

Page: 225-227

Date Published: January 01, 1940

Notes: ill., German

Title: Herta Hammerbacher zum 70. Geburtstag.

Author: unknown

Publication: Bauwelt

Volume: 61

Page: 51-52

Date Published: December 28, 1970

Notes: ill., plan, port., German

Title: Gärten als Idee der Befreiung = The garden as expression of freedom

Author: Merete Mattern

Publication: Garten + Landschaft

Volume: 95

Issue: 10

Page: 43-46

Date Published: October 01, 1985

Notes: Gardens designed by Herta Hammerbacher of the Bornimer Circle, English, German

Title: Beiträge zur Problematik der Beziehungen zwischen Freiraum und Bauwerk. Fe stschrift Herta Hammerbacher, hrsg. v. A. Jacobshagen

Author: A. Jacobshagen

Publication: Beitr. z. Problematik Beziech

Page: 1-257

Date Published: January 01, 1975

Notes: Théorie et sciences de l'art - Psychologie de l'art; Art theory and sciences - Art psychology, German, Allemand