German cities and bourgeois modernism, 1890-1924

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Illuminates the distinctive brand of bourgeois modernism that emerged in late nineteenth century Germany and remained highly influential Indicates how the infrastructure of social and political life was reshaped by the new movement Shows how bourgeios modernism transformed the physical environment of German cities This is a study of a distinctive brand of modernism that first emerged in late nineteenth-century Germany and remained influential throughout the inter-war years and beyond. Its supporters saw themselves as a new elite, ideally placed to tackle the many challenges facing the young and rapidly industrializing German nation-state. They defined themselves as bourgeois, and acted as self-appointed champions of a modern consciousness. Focusing on figures such as Hermann Muthesius, Fritz Schumacher, and Karl-Ernst Osthaus, and the activities of the Deutscher Werkbund and other networks of bourgeois designers, writers, and 'experts', this book shows how bourgeois modernism shaped the

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