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Close-up of a glass fronted building on the left of the front cover, with a photo of a beach city to the left, and black fonted title Gesamtkunstwerke


Architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling in Germany

Edited by Hendrik Bohle
Edited by Jan Dimog


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  • Presentation of the little known pioneering work of Arne Jacobsen in the field of architecture
  • Accompanies the exhibitions at six places of work of Jacobsen and Weitling throughout Germany
  • Scandinavian design meets German efficiency
Full Description
The architecture by Arne Jacobsen and Otto Weitling is of outstanding importance for post-war modernism in Germany. The calibre of their projects, however, has been forgotten. Gesamtkunstkwerke closes this gap in the appreciation of their work with a comprehensive presentation of seven out of eight German projects by the Danish master architects. Jacobsen and Weitling’s Scandinavian functionalism is a reflection of the visions of the former FRG – designs and commissions grounded in democracy, prestige and efficiency. The publication also takes stock of how the legacy of late modernism is being handled. The journey through the architects’ locales leads us to the sea, to model towns and to the intricacies of modernism, prompting a debate in accordance with Otto Weitling: ‘Pros and cons would be a positive sign because a building that isn’t talked about is usually not worth talking about.’ Text in English and German.
Arnoldsche Art Publishers
21st Dec 2020
Paperback / softback
UK, US, Eastern Europe, France, Benelux, Japan, South Korea, Africa, South America & Ireland exclusive. South Africa, N&M East, China non-exclusive
280 mm x 205 mm
248 Pages
170 color
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