Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown): Taut, Bruno (Text by); Paul Scheerbart; Erich Baron; Adolf Behne (... Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown): Taut, Bruno (Text by); Paul Scheerbart; Erich Baron; Adolf Behne (... Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown): Taut, Bruno (Text by); Paul Scheerbart; Erich Baron; Adolf Behne (... Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown): Taut, Bruno (Text by); Paul Scheerbart; Erich Baron; Adolf Behne (...

Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown)

Taut, Bruno (Text by); Paul Scheerbart; Erich Baron; Adolf Behne (In collaboration with)

Published by Eugen Diederich, Iena, 1919
Condition: g to vg Soft cover

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Quarto (9 1/2 x 7 1/4"). 142, [2]pp. Original printed wrappers. Publisher's device to title page. When published in 1919, a few months after the end of WWI, "Die Stadtkrone" became a milestone in the history and literature of EuropeanModernism. In his anthology, German architect Bruno Taut champions the use of individual structures to define and affect the planning of anentire city. In his revolutionary urban concept for the reconfiguration of European cities, Taut envisions a centralized communal structure of glass (the city crown) modeled after a medieval cathedral or temple. "Die Stadtkrone" is also a passionate plea from a visionary to the young generations of architects when he asks them to imagine and build the ideal rather thanperpetuate the usual.This work is profusely illustrated with 72 b/w photographic reproductions, illustrations, floor plans and architectural drawings (including two tipped-in).Minor age-toning to spine and along edges of wrappers. Pages evenly sunned. Previous owner's name at lower margin of fly leaf. Illustration #71 (Palitana, der grosse Chamukte) on page 133, missing. Text in German. Wrappers in overall very good, interior in good to very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40976

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Title: Die Stadtkrone (The City Crown)

Publisher: Eugen Diederich, Iena

Publication Date: 1919

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g to vg

Edition: First edition.

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