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A Utopia by Matthias Schirren. German architect Bruno Taut 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 progress German architect Bruno Taut was responsible for a number of ground-breaking buildings.
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.
Bruno Taut : alpine architecture : a utopia
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Lists utoppia This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Mar 09, Jeff Jackson rated it really liked it Shelves: Architecture project as outsider art. Drawings of the Alps crowned with crystal palaces, intricate aqueducts, and ornamental cathedrals.
Some interesting echoes here with the work of Yuichi Yokoyama.
Bruno Taut: Alpine Architecture: A Utopia
Apr 10, Joseph Hirsch rated it liked it. Bruno Taut was both a brilliant architect and a genius at conceptualization. His actual constructions range from the practical to the fantastic, and tayt of his work blends both elements.
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. These glass-skinned and rock-hews cities, palaces, and catacombs are 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.
My problem with the book is the intervening more like meddling by those who put the collection together. I’m grateful to have the copy I possess if only on loan from the library but Taut’s images really best speak for themselves. To allow any mediation or interpretation besides what one’s own eyes input seems a bit of a crime, if not a severe irritant at the very least. Some might 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 architecturd own and stare at the images, and short epigrammatic poems Herr Taut left as marginalia on the pages htopia the original preliminary sketches.
Bruno Taut was heavily influenced by the medieval philosopher Meister Eckhert, and the sage’s words tat God being the absence of everything would seem a pretty good propadeutic to Taut’s aesthetic for whoever put the book together.
In other words, regarding words next to these images, less is more, and none would have been even better. My math is a bit weak, but I think that averages out to a 3 for the book as a whole. Jul 02, Gabriella rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Jul 15, Maisie rated it it was amazing. I love this book!
Reading Taut’s predictions for the future, I wonder what he would say if he had seen so many of them come true. As for his alpine utopian vision, the drawings are fascinating – powerful and beautiful.
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