Bruno Taut: Alpine Architecture: A Utopia

Available again after nearly a century, this visionary work by one of Europe’s most important modern architects of the early twentieth century maps out the utopia of a global reconstruction. German architect Bruno Taut (1880-1938) was responsible for a number of ground-breaking buildings. He is equally well-known for his prodigious output of theoretical work, including his masterpiece, Alpine Architecture, in which he envisions the rebuilding of the world starting from the Alps. No other Modernist publication comparably unites peacetime euphoria with progressive optimism. With full page illustrations and an informative essay on Taut’s alpine architecture, this book presents a classic work of architecture to a new generation.

Text: Schirren Matthias. pp. 120; hardcover. Publisher: Prestel Verlag, Münich, 2004.

ISBN: 9783791331560| 3791331566

ID: 19301

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Available again after nearly a century, this visionary work by one of Europe’s most important modern architects of the early twentieth century maps out the utopia of a global reconstruction. German architect Bruno Taut (1880-1938) was responsible for a number of ground-breaking buildings. He is equally well-known for his prodigious output of theoretical work, including his masterpiece, Alpine Architecture, in which he envisions the rebuilding of the world starting from the Alps. No other Modernist publication comparably unites peacetime euphoria with progressive optimism. With full page illustrations and an informative essay on Taut’s alpine architecture, this book presents a classic work of architecture to a new generation.

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