Download scientific diagram | Illustration from Bruno Taut’s Alpine Architektur, Deutsches Museum Archive from publication: “Modernist complexity on a small. —Bruno Taut. We are now approaching the year anniversary of the date when Alpine Architecture – arguably the most ambitious. Trove: Find and get Australian resources. Books, images, historic newspapers, maps, archives and more.

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Hidden Architecture: Alpine Architecture

Rikke Aamann marked it as to-read Sep 25, In other words, regarding words next to these images, less is more, and none would have been even better. 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.

Fofo marked it as to-read Feb 15, No other Modernist publication comparably unites peacetime euphoria with progress German architect Bruno Taut was responsible for a number of ground-breaking buildings. His aim was to make a whole building out of glass instead of merely using glass as a surface or decorative material.

Glass and steel are seen in Alpine Architecture as elements that break away from the materialism of the period. Apparently focused on the construction of an ambitious urban fabric in the Alps, the significance goes far beyond text. The construction of the estate was continued by Carl Krayl.


These glass-skinned and rock-hews cities, palaces, and catacombs buno stunning works of imagination, and whether you have a penchant for fine art, fairy tales, architecture, or religious syncretism, the images are a feast for the mind, the eyes, and the soul. The exhibition of the original plates Alpine Architecture is part of the many activities that the Fine Arts devoted the last one year, the issue of s utopia s and counterutopia s.

Some interesting echoes here with the work of Yuichi Yokoyama. Bruno Taut was heavily influenced by the medieval philosopher Meister Eckhert, and the sage’s words about God being the absence of everything would seem a pretty good propadeutic to Taut’s aesthetic for whoever put the book together.

Bruno Taut: Alpine Architecture: A Utopia by Matthias Schirren

Jul 02, Gabriella rated it really liked it Recommends it for: By accepting or closing this banner you agree to the use of cookies. Visionary Neoclassicism Case 2: The reform estate, created for a housing trust, was built in —15 in the southwest of Magdeburg. Return to Book Page. Alplne 10, Joseph Hirsch rated it liked it. Marko marked it as to-read Jun 23, As for his alpine utopian vision, the drawings are fascinating – powerful and beautiful.

This exhibition focuses on Alpine Architecturea Utopian project designed by architect Bruno Taut displaying his building plans for a city in the Alps. Antonio Lugo marked it as to-read Nov 25, Some tajt find the opposite, and enjoy the commentary and the annotated experience, but for me it felt like I was on a guided tour through a museum, when I was more than content to wander off on my own and stare at the images, and short epigrammatic poems Herr Taut left as marginalia on the pages of the original preliminary sketches.


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The ultimate is always quiet and empty Alina marked it as to-read Jan 05, After secondary school, he studied at the Baugewerkschule. German architect Bruno Taut was responsible for a number of ground-breaking buildings.

Alpine Architecture

Archigram The utopia that Bruno Taut had envisioned remained primarily on paper. Preview — Bruno Taut by Matthias Schirren.

Drawings of the Alps crowned with crystal palaces, intricate aqueducts, and ornamental cathedrals. He was heavily influenced by Paul Scheerbart a good artist and a great fantasy writer in his own rightand there is a strong Utopian and visionary streak running through much of his work. Oguz Basar marked it as to-read Mar 09,