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Bruno Taut and the Architecture of Activism

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ISBN-10: 0521131839

ISBN-13: 9780521131834

Edition: 2010

Authors: Iain Boyd Whyte

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List price: $60.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Iain Boyd Whyteis Professor of Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh and author ofManmade Future(Routledge, 2007).David Frisbywas Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and author ofCityscapes of Modernity: Critical Explorations(Cambridge, 2001).

List of illustrations
Preface
Introduction
The Roots of Activism
Reformism and Expressionism
Bruno Taut: 1900-1914
1914-1918: The Foundations of Activist Architecture
Pacifism
Regeneration
Chiliastic expectations - the Gemeinschaft
Geist and Volk
The role of the activist
The rationalism of intuition
The new city and the resonance of Geist and Volk
November 1918-April 1919. Activism and Political Engagement
The Politischer Rat geistiger Arbeiter and the Arbeitrat für Kunst
The politics of decentralisation
The AFK, December 1918-April 1919
April 1919-December 1920
The AFK under Walter Gropius
The Ausstellung für unbekannte Architekten
Taut and the Proletkult
Taut's literary activity in the summer of 1919
The Bund für proletarische Kultur
the Werkbund conference: September 1919
Autumn and winter 1919: unrealised projects
The Gl��serne Kett
Taut and the theatre
The end of an avant-garde
Conclusion
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Sources of illustrations
Index