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A home of one's own : Emigrierte Architekten und ihre Häuser : 1920-1960 = Émigré architects and their houses: /
herausgegeben von Burcu Dogramaci, Andreas Schätzke ; translation into German, Nora Krehl-von Mühlendahl.
Stuttgart : Edition Axel Menges, [2019]
203 pages : illustrations, plans ; 30 cm
386905008X, 9783869050089
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Stuttgart : Edition Axel Menges, [2019]
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Milestones of migration. Architects on the move and their houses / Jörg Stabenow -- Exemplary. The homes of German émigré architects in the contemporary media / Andreas Schätzke -- A house of one's own as the space of the in-between. Gregori Warchavchik in Brazil / Anat Falbel -- Searching for the traces : Jaacov Benor-Kalter's house in East Jerusalem, 1936-1948 / Moya Tönnies -- It was the spirit that mattered. The personal homes of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer in the USA / Joachim Driller -- Home, Heimat, foreign land. Bruno Taut's villa on the Bosporus and the architect's house in emigration / Burcu Dogramaci -- The Cetto House in Mexico - designing a new Heimat / Bernita Le Gerrette -- Floating between past and future. Divergent forms of building in emigration in the work of Ernst May and Alan Vaughan-Richards / Kerstin Pinther -- Concepts on private space. Oskar Hansen and his search for an unknown homeland in Poland / Piotr Korduba -- Landing and putting to sea / Kurt W. Forster.
When architects design a house for themselves, the often tense relationship between clients and builders is usually absent. That is why in many such buildings the architect-designer's artistic stance and political position, preferences and antipathies, temperament and character are more pronounced than usual. Moreover the architectonic theories, debates and trends of an epoch also leave their traces in them in a particular way. Building for oneself has a special connotation under the conditions of migration and exile. Among the most prominent examples are the private homes of Rudolph Schindler in West Hollywood (1922), Richard Neutra in Los Angeles (1932), Ernst May near Nairobi (1937), Walter Gropius in Lincoln, Massachusetts (1938), Bruno Taut in Istanbul (1938), Ernö Goldfinger in London (1939), Josep Lluís Sert in Locust Valley, New York (1949), Max Cetto in Mexico City (1949) and Marcel Breuer in New Canaan, Connecticut (1948 and 1951).
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Parallel texts in German and English.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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