"The Victory of the New Building Style" by Walter Curt Behrendt

The Victory of the New Building Style Walter Curt Behrendt, Detlef Mertins, Harry Francis Mallgrave

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
ISBN:
9780892365630
Imprint:
Getty Research Institute,U.S.
Dimensions:
176 pages: 252 x 176 x 15mm
Illustrations:
94 b&w illustrations

In this volume, first published in German in 1927, Walter Curt Behrendt presents a revisionist concept of style that places equal emphasis on form and function. Behrendt calls on architects to return to basic geometries and to express the new social and economic realities.

Detlef Mertins, associate professor of architecture at the University of Toronto, is an architect, historian, and critic. Harry Francis Mallgrave translated Otto Wagner's Modern Architecture for the Texts & Documents series, and his most recent book is Gottfried Semper: Architect of the Nineteenth Century.