Extending the Glass Chain - One Hundred Years On

Baumberger, Stefan and Bisetto, Gabriella and Blom, Kati and Bowen, Emma and Dee, Jason and Duncanson, Lindsay and Forissier, Pierre and Gabrysch, Marek and Heidtke, Nicole and Keay, Cath and Lemieux, François and Paredes, Miguel and Riekel, Chantal and Scheibl, Sandra and Whyte, Iain Boyd. Extending the Glass Chain - One Hundred Years On. Edinburgh, Scotland: School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art, 2018.

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Abstract (English)

"In 1919, the Gläserne Kette - or 'Glass Chain' - exchanged radical, visionary ideas of formal extravagance and technologically advanced societies through letters and drawings. The central figure in this circle was Berlin-based architect Bruno Taut; others involved included Hans Scharoun, Wenzel Hablik, Hermann Finsterlin and Walter Gropius. Adopting pseudonyms in their letters allowed the Chain to propose increasingly speculative schemes and fantastic forms for an alternative utopian society. Whilst the original correspondents were limited to monochrome prints sent by post, this project aims to reinvigorate their Expressionist creativity using the creative technologies available to us a century on." -- Publisher's website

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections ; Conference, colloquium, symposium publications
All Contributors: Baumberger, Stefan (Author); Bisetto, Gabriella (Author); Blom, Kati (Author); Bowen, Emma (Author); Dee, Jason (Author); Duncanson, Lindsay (Author); Forissier, Pierre (Author); Gabrysch, Marek (Author); Heidtke, Nicole (Author); Keay, Cath (Author); Lemieux, François (Author); Paredes, Miguel (Author); Riekel, Chantal (Author); Scheibl, Sandra (Author); Whyte, Iain Boyd (Author)
Dossier: 323 - ECOSSE - EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART (Edinburgh)
Collation: 144 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9781904443803
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Edinburgh, Scotland: School of Design, Edinburgh College of Art
Artists: Baumberger, Stefan; Bisetto, Gabriella; Bowen, Emma; Dee, Jason; Duncanson, Lindsay; Forissier, Pierre; Gabrysch, Marek; Heidtke, Nicole; Lemieux, François; Riekel, Chantal; Schiebl, Sandra
Critics / Curators / Historians: Blom, Kati; Keay, Cath; Paredes, Miguel; Whyte, Iain Boyd
Event Title: Extending the Glass Chain
Copyright Statement: the artists, photographers and writers
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Contributors' biographical notes p. 140-142.
Contains annotations.

Deposited by: Artexte Catalogueur
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 22:42
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2018 22:42
URI: http://e-artexte.ca/id/eprint/30044
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