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Modern Visionaries

Paul Scheerbart, Bruno Taut, Paul Goesch

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Modern Visionaries presents some eighty previously unpublished watercolors by Goesch alongside texts and drawings by Scheerbart and Taut, as well as works by other members of the Crystal Chain, the forum for utopian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.

200 pages | 134 color plates | 9 x 11 | © 2016

Art: Art--General Studies

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Table of Contents

                Thomas Köhler
Modern Visionaries. An Introduction
                Annelie Lütgens
Writing. Building. Dreaming
                Annelie Lütgens
                The Reception of Paul Goesch by Adolf Behne and Paul Westheim
                                Annelie Lütgens
                Adolf Behne
                Paul Westheim
                The Elixir of the Imagonauts
                                Ralph Musielski
Architecture in Mind. Paul Goesch and the Crystal Chain. Theories on Utopian Architecture in Expressionism
                Eva-Maria Barkhofen
“Remarkable.” Hans Prinzhorn, His Collection, and Paul Goesch
                Sabine Hohnholz
Artists’ Biographies
List of Works

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