Ruins of modernity: Erich Mendelsohn's hat factory in Luckenwalde
This book maps the genesis and decline of a building thought by many to represent a radical break in Mendelsohn's thinkingnbsp;-- his first step towards a rational form of expression. The reevaluation of the building also provides an opportunity for a debate on the larger issue of the conservation of modern structures. What are we to make of buildings that no longer perform their intended function? Is there a way to carry out a project of conservation that is not a literal attempt to turn back the clock, to preserve a 'dead' monument? Through texts and speculative projects, Ruins of Modernity explores possible approaches to this increasingly acute problem. The endpiecenbsp;-- a presentation of John McAslan's work on Mendelsohn and Chermayev's Bexhill Pavilionnbsp;-- documents one actual solution.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Phased Adaptation and Restoration of the De La Warr Pavilion
1 other sections not shown
1920s photograph AA DOCUMENTS Adaptation and Restoration American daylight appropriated and altered arches architects Architectural Association balconies Bankside Bauhaus Bauwelt Beethoven Berlin Bexhill boiler house Bruno Zevi building's centre columns complex conservation context Corbusier courtyard criticism cultural Drachenberg drawings dyeworks dynamic Einstein Tower English Heritage Erich Mendelsohn Erno Goldfinger existing expressionism factory hall factory in Luckenwalde factory Luckenwalde factory's final scheme finished frame functional glazing grid Gropius John McAslan Jugendstil Julius Posener Kunstbibliothek landscape Leningrad London Zoo Luckenwalde Factory Luckenwalde scheme Mendelsohn's architecture Mendelsohn's Hat Factory modern buildings modern movement modernist monument Original Construction original tiles periphery Phase Pitsou Kedem Poelzig Posener's programme proposals reinforced concrete renovation repair roof Ruins of Modernity rupture Schocken department store sheds sketches South stair spatial stack stair towers steel section strategy structure Sverre Fehn terraces unbuilt scheme urban Walter Gropius Warr Pavilion Bexhill-on-Sea Werkbund Wolf von Eckardt Worbs