"The Victory of the New Building Style" by . Behrendt

The Victory of the New Building Style . Behrendt

Paperback / softback
Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
Getty Research Institute,U.S.
176 pages: 251 x 177 x 18mm
94 b&w illustrations

In this volume, first published in German in 1927, Walter Curt Behrendt presents a revisionist concept of style that places equal emphasis on form and function. Behrendt calls on architects to return to basic geometries and to express the new social and economic realities.

Detlef Mertins, associate professor of architecture at the University of Toronto, is an architect, historian, and critic. Harry Francis Mallgrave translated Otto Wagner's Modern Architecture for the Texts & Documents series, and his most recent book is Gottfried Semper: Architect of the Nineteenth Century.