Coverart for item
The Resource Luxury and modernism : architecture and the object in Germany, 1900-1933, Robin Schuldenfrei

Luxury and modernism : architecture and the object in Germany, 1900-1933, Robin Schuldenfrei

Label
Luxury and modernism : architecture and the object in Germany, 1900-1933
Title
Luxury and modernism
Title remainder
architecture and the object in Germany, 1900-1933
Statement of responsibility
Robin Schuldenfrei
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This beautifully illustrated book provides a new interpretation of modern architecture and design in Germany during the heyday of the Bauhaus and the Werkbund, tracing modernism's lasting allure to its many manifestations of luxury. Robin Schuldenfrei casts the work of legendary figures such as Peter Behrens, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in an entirely different light, revealing the complexities and contradictions inherent to modernism's promotion and consumption. Luxury and Modernism shows how luxury was present in bold, literal forms in modern designs--from lavish materials and costly technologies to deluxe buildings and household objects-and in subtler ways as well, such as social milieus and modes of living. While modernism was publicized as a fusion of technology, new materials, and rational aesthetics to improve the lives of ordinary people, it was often out of reach to the very masses it purportedly served. Schuldenfrei exposes the disconnect between modernism's utopian discourse and its luxury objects and elite architectural commissions. Despite the movement's egalitarian rhetoric, many modern designs addressed the desires of the privileged individual. Yet as Schuldenfrei demonstrates, luxury was integral not only to how modern buildings and objects were designed, manufactured, and sold, but has contributed to modernism's appeal to this day. Featuring stunning color images throughout, Luxury and Modernism provides an entirely new look at one of the most celebrated and influential eras in the history of architecture
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schuldenfrei, Robin
Dewey number
724/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1068.5.M63
LC item number
S38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Design
  • Technology
  • Luxury
  • Design
  • Luxury
  • Modern movement (Architecture)
  • Modernism (Aesthetics)
  • Technology
  • Germany
  • ARCHITECTURE / History / Contemporary (1945-)
  • Architektur
  • Objekt
  • Deutschland
  • 21.62 history of architecture
Label
Luxury and modernism : architecture and the object in Germany, 1900-1933, Robin Schuldenfrei
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introcution: Luxery in Modernism -- Consumption: Peter Behrens at the AEG and the luxury of technology -- Objectivity: the Werkbund display window and architecture's object -- Capital: the Haus am Horn and the early Bauhaus -- Production: the Bauhaus object and its irreproducibility -- Subjectivity: Mies van der Rohe's materiality and the reinscribing of modernism's meaning -- Interiority: Mies van der Rohe, auratic space, and the modern city -- Conclusion: luxury's final manifestations
Control code
992689027
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780691175126
Lccn
2017031657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028233124
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)992689027
Label
Luxury and modernism : architecture and the object in Germany, 1900-1933, Robin Schuldenfrei
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introcution: Luxery in Modernism -- Consumption: Peter Behrens at the AEG and the luxury of technology -- Objectivity: the Werkbund display window and architecture's object -- Capital: the Haus am Horn and the early Bauhaus -- Production: the Bauhaus object and its irreproducibility -- Subjectivity: Mies van der Rohe's materiality and the reinscribing of modernism's meaning -- Interiority: Mies van der Rohe, auratic space, and the modern city -- Conclusion: luxury's final manifestations
Control code
992689027
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
317 pages
Isbn
9780691175126
Lccn
2017031657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028233124
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)992689027

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...