Total architecture

Isaac Kremer/ September 9, 2018/ / 0 comments

Advocated (1920s) by Walter Gropius and Bruno Taut, it pretentiously suggested syntheses of all arts and crafts in a new architecture (based on the composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner’s (1813-83) idea of Gesamtkunstwerk), but did the opposite by sundering arts and crafts from architecture. In spite of this manifest failure, Gropius published (1955) The Scope of Total Architecture (revised edition 1962). (Curl & Wilson, 2016)

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