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Early twentieth-century Germany was a site of extremes, in which art and architectural production were entangled in the swiftly changing political and social landscape. Radical utopias and pragmatic solutions for art and life were proposed, creating a crossroads of unparalleled burgeoning cultural outpouring in the midst of extreme politics. Britain…
Fri 26 Feb, 2016 Modernities: Architecture
Thanks to Simon Mawer’s novels Mendel’s Dwarf (1997) and The Glass Room (2009) the Czech city of Brno has enjoyed considerable public attention. Best known as the location of Mies van der Rohe’s Tugendhat Villa (1929-30), Brno became a pre-eminent site of modernist architecture in interwar Czechoslovakia, and symbolised the…
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