For fifty years now, Burkhardt Leitner has consistently continued the tradition of Bauhaus and Ulm School - not by preserving it epigonally but by developing it offensively. His modular architectural systems, honored with numerous design prizes, were and still are bound to a morally, socially, and economically legitimate function aesthetics. And these have been around for a long time, (ever) present in exhibitions, trade fairs, offices and public spaces. The book gives insights into the way in which the designer thinks and feels in a series of biographical sketches and essays by friends and business associates from around the world. The book brings Burkhardt Leitner to life as a person, tireless man of action, designer, entrepreneur, committed patron of design and art. But also for the very first time in public – as an artist.