Fragments of Metropolis - Berlin

Expressionist Heritage in Berlin

Christoph Rauhut and Niels Lehmann

Fragments of Metropolis - Berlin

Christoph Rauhut and Niels Lehmann

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

Photographs by Niels Lehmann
With an Introduction by Hans Kollhoff
256 pages | 140 color plates, 56 maps | 6 x 9 1/2
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9783777426785 Published February 2017 For sale in North America and Japan only
This stunning volume presents the result of a major undertaking by photographer Niels Lehmann and researcher Christoph Rauhut: to document all the remaining Expressionist buildings in Berlin. Expressionism powerfully heralded the onset of the twenties, and nowhere was it more important or powerful than in Berlin. The buildings that remain demonstrate great creativity with form and skillful use of light, color, and material, highlighting verticality and drama—the essence of the modern metropolis.
           
Lehmann’s new photographs are here set alongside drawings, an illustrated index of buildings, and maps that help the reader group the buildings by area. Simultaneously a celebration of a lost period and a reminder of the riches it has left to us, Fragments of Metropolis: Berlin is a stunning achievement of historical and artistic preservation.
Contents
Hans Kollhoff
Expressionism Today?
 
Christoph Rauhut
Metropolis Arising
 
The Fragments
 
Maps
 
Index of Buildings
 
Architects
 
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