Emeritus professor in architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, and art historiographer. He was born in Stettin, Germany, which is present-day Szczecin, Poland. Kultermann was the son of Georg Kultermann and Charlotte Schultz (Kultermann). Kultermann attended the University Griefswald, Germany from 1947 until 1950, and then the University Munster 1950-1953 where he was granted his Ph.D. Director, City Art Museum, Leverkusen, Germany (1959-1964). Kultermann moved to the United States in 1964 to be Professor of the history and theory of architecture, Washington University. He collaborated with Werner Hofmann on his Baukunst in unserer Zeit: Die Entwicklung seit 1850, Heyer, 1969. His second marriage was to Judith Danoof in 1975.
Architecture in the Seventies. New York: Architectural Book Pub. Co., 1980; New Architecture in Africa. [Translated from the German by Ernst Flesch]. New York: Universe Books, 1963; New Japanese Architecture. New York: Praeger, 1960; Geschichte der Kunstgeschichte: Der Weg einer Wissenschaft. Vienna and Düsseldorf: Econ, 1966. 2nd ed. Frankfurt am Main and Vienna: Ullstein, 1981. English: The History of Art History. New York: Abaris, 1993; and Hofmann, Werner. Baukunst in unserer Zeit: Die Entwicklung seit 1850. Heyer, 1969, English, Modern Architecture in Color. New York: Viking, 1970.
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