Housing as a townbuilding problem; a post-war housing problem for the students of the Graduate ...

Housing as a townbuilding problem; a post-war housing problem for the students of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, February-March, 1942.

Gropius, Walter & Martin Wagner.

Editorial: Harvard University, 1942
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10x8 inches,28x21cm., 59 sheets. Offset printed. Gathered by one brass paper punch. Good condition. Rare. This copy was in the Office for Emergency Management; only five other copies have been found in WorldCat/OCLC: MIT, Harvard University, Cornell, Columbia and the NYPL (Special Collections). So the publication is pretty scarce, and given its method of printing and distribution, it looks like not many survived, though it is difficult to say how many were actually printed. In any event, few seem to have survived. And the holding libraries are, well, pretty good. **Walter Gropius (1883-1969, founder of tthe Bauhaus School and one of the principle builders of modern architecture) and Martin Wagner (1888-1957) were thinking of a new type of “town”, of a different sort of settlement for people, when they wrote this exercise instructional for their Harvard course. Housing as a town building problem, written during the war in 1942, was intended to be an exercise (or “problem”), a case to be studied by the students in the departments of landscape architecture and the graduate school of design at Harvard. The class opened with this rare pamphlet as a basis for course work, given to the students on 2 Feb 1942, with the problem’s answers expected to be on Gropius desk five weeks later. Gropius and Martin put a tough, wide-ranging, landscape-changing question and expected answers in a very short period of time, though they definitely had a very structured plan and approach to dealing with massive implications of their exercise. The theory was outlined there in the paper, of course, and was expanded much more fully in class. And then there was this: a full page of datelines and expectations, a way of dealing with a large problem in logical chunks, adding up the answered bits, and then delivering a larger answer at the end and on time. N° de ref. de la librería ABE-1090501973715813489

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Título: Housing as a townbuilding problem; a ...

Editorial: Harvard University

Año de publicación: 1942

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro: Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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