Paul Scheerbart, Bruno Taut, Paul Goesch
Distributed for Scheidegger and Spiess
This book brings together three exceptional German visionaries of early modernism: the novelist, poet, and inventor Paul Scheerbart, architect Bruno Taut, and architect and artist Paul Goesch. All three men were wildly creative, offering unprecedented meldings of art and architecture into fantasias of invention that spoke directly to the concerns of the early Weimar Republic—while anticipating many of the architectural and artistic innovations of the decades that followed.
Modern Visionaries presents some eighty previously unpublished watercolors by Goesch alongside texts and drawings by Scheerbart and Taut, as well as works by other members of the Crystal Chain, the forum for utopian architecture founded by Taut in 1919. Essays by experts on the work of all three men complement the artworks, putting them in historical and artistic context.
Modern Visionaries. An Introduction
Writing. Building. Dreaming
The Reception of Paul Goesch by Adolf Behne and Paul Westheim
The Elixir of the Imagonauts
Architecture in Mind. Paul Goesch and the Crystal Chain. Theories on Utopian Architecture in Expressionism
“Remarkable.” Hans Prinzhorn, His Collection, and Paul Goesch
List of Works