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Ludwig Wittgenstein, Architect

Wijdeveld, Paul

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ISBN 10: 0262231751 / ISBN 13: 9780262231756
Published by The MIT Press, 1994
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Describes the events that led to Wittgenstein's temporary status as an architect and reviews his ideas on aesthetics in general and architecture in particular. Also, includes an extensive analysis of his quest for functionalism, perfectionism, and elegance as a consequence of truthfulness in thinking and acting. Abundantly illustrated with photos, drawings, and floor plans, some of which are in color. Frontispiece photo of Wittgenstein. Notes. Biblio. Index. 239 pp. Fine Hardcover w/ Near Fine dj. Bookseller Inventory # 1124

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Title: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Architect

Publisher: The MIT Press

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: University Press

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Between the years 1926 and 1928 the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein and the architect Paul Engelmann designed and built a villa for Wittgenstein's elder sister, the Viennese society figure Margaret Stonborough. Although Engelmann was an experienced architect and a former pupil of Adolf Loos, the collaboration between the two was dominated by Wittgenstein, who is generally credited with the villa's design. This book describes the events that led to Wittgenstein's temporary status as an architect and reviews his ideas about aesthetics in general and architecture in particular. It also includes an extensive analysis of his quest for functionalism, perfectionism, and elegance as a consequence of truthfulness in thinking and acting. Considerable attention is given to Wittgenstein's friendship with Loos and the role of Loos's pupil, Jacques Groag. The text is accompanied by some 300 drawings and sketches by Engelmann and Wittgenstein, virtually all preserved perspectives and plans, and drawings and watercolors of the villa's interior and original furnishing.

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Paul Wijdeveld is currently affiliated with the University of Leyden, The Netherlands.

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