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The Legacy of Glasarchitektur: A century since Scheerbart

Part 1 Dissertation 2016
Georgia Thomas
Arts University Bournemouth Bournemouth UK
This essay looks at the writings of German expressionist Paul Scheerbart (1863-1915), specifically his manifesto Glasarchitektur, published in 1914, which envisions a utopian future of coloured glass architecture. The essay considers the influence of this seminal text on Scheerbart’s contemporaries and traces the survival of his visionary ideas throughout twentieth-century architecture and up to the present.
Georgia Thomas

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Willem de Bruijn
2016
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