The Path of Modernism. From the World Heritage of Breslau to that of Dessau (English)
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160 pages, 9 plans, 180 color und 27 b/w images
Wüstenrot Stiftung [Hg.], Gert Kähler [Autor], Jovis Verlag Berlin, Berlin 2009, ISBN: 978-3-86859-008-1, 19,95 €
An unusual journey between Breslau and Dessau, from the World Cultural Heritage of the Centennial Hall (1913) to the World Cultural Heritage of Bauhaus dating from the twenties: and there are many highpoints of modern architecture in-between—in Görlitz, Dresden-Hellerau, Leipzig or Chemnitz, for example. Almost all the great modernist architects are gathered together here, from Hans Poelzig and Henry van de Velde to Heinrich Tessenow, Richard Riemerschmid, Hans Scharoun, Erich Mendelsohn and even Walter Gropius. But the focus is also on the cities themselves; at a very early date, their progressive building councillors thought hard about European urban development—about buildings ranging from striking tower blocks to top-quality mass housing. This publication illustrates an important chapter of our architectural history in an original, condensed-format travel guide.