We discovered the work of Harry Rosenthal (1892 Posen - 1966 London) principally in two ways. First, from the architectural critic Julius Posner, who wrote that Rosenthal was one of the four most important Jewish architects practicing in Berlin in the twenties before their exile – along with Erich Mendelsohn, Arthur Korn, and Alfred Gellhorn. That got us to look more carefully into his work (along with the others). We sought out the few heavily altered remnants that exist in Berlin. Then, we devoured Sylvia Claus’s 2006 book Harry Rosenthal – Architekt und Designer in Deutschland, Palästina, Großbritannien, which is based on research done at Rosenthal’s archives at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. When we learned that Rosenthal had been asked in 1928 to present work at an exhibition in Düsseldorf very much like the current AD New Perspectives show where you now stand, we understood that we could honor his deserving memory by building upon his ideas that resonated so clearly with us – work that is colorful, surprising, well- planned, modern, critical, funny, playful, silly, and full of contrasts.