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Before the Bauhaus Architecture, Politics, and the German State, 1890-1920

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ISBN-10: 0521728223

ISBN-13: 9780521728225

Edition: 2008

Authors: John V. Maciuika

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Before the Bauhaus reevaluates the political, architectural, and artistic cultures of pre-World War I Germany. As contradictory and conflict-ridden as the German Second Reich itself, the world of architects, craftsmen and applied-arts "artists" were not immune to the expansionist, imperialist, and capitalist struggles that transformed Germany in the quarter-century leading up to the First World War. In this study, John Maciuika brings together architectural and design history, political history, social and cultural geography. He substantially revises our understanding of the roots of the Bauhaus and, by extension, the historical roots of twentieth-century German architecture and design. His…    
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List price: $51.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 402
Size: 6.97" wide x 9.96" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

John V. Maciuika is assistant professor of art and architectural history at the City University of New York, Baruch College, and the City University of New York Graduate Center Ph.D. program in art history. A recipient of fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Graham Foundation, the NEH, and the DAAD, he has contributed to Centropa, Design Issues, and German Studies Review. He was the winner of the Year 2000 Research Article Prize from the German Studies Association of North America.

Introduction: the politics of design reform in the German Kaiserreich
Design reform in Germany's central and southern states, 1890-1914
The Prussian commerce ministry and the lessons of the British Arts and Crafts Movement
Prussian applied-arts reforms: culture, class, and the modern economy
The convergence of state and private reforms in the Deutscher Werkbund
Hermann Muthesius: architectural practice between government service and Werkbund activism
Cultural fault lines in the Wilhelmine garden city Movement
Statist commercial policies and artistic priorities at the 1914 Deutscher Werkbund exhibition