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MARTIN WAGNER: THE GROWING HOUSE. Spector Books, Leipzig, 2016. Distributed in the U.S.A. by Artbook|D.A.P., New York. 200 pp. 27 x 20 cm. ISBN 9783944669960 In English.
Publisher's description: In 1931, in response to the Great Depression and subsequent collapse of the building industry, Martin Wagner (1885-1957), then head of planning for Berlin, formulated plans for an adaptable micro-house called "the growing house." Working with Egon Eiermann, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Hilberseimer, Erich Mendelssohn, Hans Poelzig and Hans Scharoun, the growing house was designed to be modified with the changing socioeconomic circumstances of its inhabitants, providing only what was necessary and expedient. Wagner's coruscating foreword outlining his proposals for a new social, technical and economic fabric shifting the dwelling to the center of the world is published here for the first time. Historical and contemporary black-and-white and color illustrations, drawings, plans and photographs of the prototype are accompanied by commentary from Franziska Bollerey, Ludovica Scarpa, Tom Avermaete and Tatjana Schneider, demonstrating that the growing house is as relevant today as it was 100 years ago.
Artist(s):Wagner, Martin
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 173009
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