A complete run of four issues bound in a single volume (132 pp. continuously paginated) of the short-lived German architectural journal, edited by Bruno Taut, containing discussions of and plans for various architectural projects by Taut and others, including the German exhibition at Magdeburg by Taut and Paul Mebes, a cattle market, kiosks, an office building in Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz in Magdeburg, a monument to fallen soldiers, and new styles of residences, as well as essays on various topics including the usage of color in architecture, interior design, and façade painting, among others. Profusely illustrated throughout from photographs, sketches, floor plans, elevations, and maps. Slight minor browning throughout. 4to. Original colorful cloth-backed publisher's boards, some extremely minor soiling and rubbing along edges. Magdeburg, Germany (Karl Peters) 1921-1922.
Bruno Taut was a renowned German architect and urban planner. He studied the Jugendstil under Bruno Möhring and urban planning under Theodor Fischer. It was then suggested to him by fellow architect Hermann Muthesius that he visit England to learn the principles of the Garden City movement, of which he became a devoted follower. From 1912 to 1915 he completed two housing projects in Magdeburg which were directly influenced by the tenents of the garden city philosophy, including humane fuctionalism and urban design solutions.Taut was later appointed city planner and architectural advisor to the city of Magdeburg.
In 1919, Taut began a network of correspondence with a group of radical utopian architects. They shared their views on the architecture of the future. This led to the publication of an architectural journal, also called Frühlicht, which came out of Berlin.Within that journal was a section also called "Frühlicht", wrtiten by Bruno Taut, which became its own journal by the same name in the fall of 1921. This was published in Magdeburg and is the journal seen here.
Book ID: 50671