By Ludwig Hilberseimer, Richard Anderson, Pier Vittorio Aureli

ISBN-10: 1883584752

ISBN-13: 9781883584757

Within the Twenties, the city concept of Ludwig Hilberseimer (1885-1967) redefined architecture's courting to town. His inspiration for a high-rise urban, the place relaxation, exertions and flow will be vertically built-in, either worried his contemporaries and provided a trenchant critique of the dynamics of the capitalist city. Hilberseimer's Groszstadtarchitektur (Metropolisarchitecture) is gifted right here for the 1st time in English translation. extra essays body this foreign cross-section of metropolitan structure: "Der Wille zur Architektur" (The Will to structure) and "Vorschlag zur City-Bebauung" (Proposal for City-Center Development). The propositions assembled the following inspire us to re-examine mobility, focus and the size of architectural intervention in our personal period of city enlargement. this is often the second one identify within the GSAPP Sourcebooks sequence, that is dedicated to getting better and translating missed texts on structure and the city.

Translated through Richard Anderson and Julie Dawson.

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28 Figs. 46-47 M ETROPOLISARCHITECTU RE literary talents in a variety of venues. During his time in Berlin he wrote for numerous journals, published several books, and secured his reputa­ tion as an authority on architecture and urban planning. 20Grofistadtarchitektur grew out of Hilberseim er’s intensive engagement with the complex and varied intellectual currents that coursed through the metropolis. W ritten before he turned his attention exclusively to the decen­ tralization of cities—the topic that would occupy 20 The nature of Hilberseimer’s relationship to Hannes Meyer lacks precise definition despite K.

54 M ETROPOLISARCHITECTU RE apply to many contemporary projects Hilber­ seimer executed, and it is no accident that he was impressed by an exhibition of Peri’s work at the Sturm gallery in early 1923. Hilberseimer was particularly interested in Peri’s space-constructions—painted canvases that defied the planarity and rectangular shape of traditional paintings. 74 Influ­ enced by the immanent logic demonstrated by 72 Alfred Kemeny, “Die konstruktive Kunst und Peris Raumkonstruktionen [1922],” in Wechselwirkungen: Ungarische Avantgarde in der Weimarer Republik, ed.

1923],” in G: An Avant-Garde Journal, 103. 67 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “Building [1923],” in G: An Avant-Garde Journal, 105. INTRODUCTION 51 Die B a u u n te rn e h m e r w a rd e n s lc h e n tsc h e ld e n m O ssen. o b s ie wirklich rationell b a u e n w ollen o d e r o b die in E u ro p a n o c h im m er v o rh e r rs c h e n d e a sth e tis c h e S p e k u la tlo n (In w e lc h e m G e w a n d e a u c h Immer) Ihre P ro d u k tio n b e s tlm m e n wlrd. Die O rg a n isa tio n d e r B a u b e trieb e , d a s Prinzip, in d e m sie a u fg e b a u t sind, e n ts c h e id e t a u c h letzthin u b e r die Art Ihrer Entw icklung.

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