Put Yourself in the Picture: the Arts in Berlin
Prussia's Arcadia: Berlin, Potsdam and the Prussians
This seminar deals with architectural landmarks in Berlin. Special emphasis is placed on the work of Peter Behrens, Max and Bruno Taut, Mies van der Rohe, Erich Mendelsohn and Walter Gropius. An excursion to Potsdam will visit Mendelsohn's famous expressionist observatory. Berlin's Horseshoe Estate, Uncle Tom's Estate and Falkenberg Garden Estate show the outstanding contribution by Bruno Taut to the history of public housing. These estates can be found in nearly every book on 20th century architecture. The same applies to the factory buildings of Peter Behrens in the Berlin districts of Moabit, Wedding and Siemensstadt.
The Seminar will also deal with architecture in the Third Reich (Speer / Sagebiel) and with post-war architecture in East and West Berlin.
Contents: Full day tour to architectural landmarks in Berlin. Guided tours of outstanding new and old buildings in Berlin. A debate on new architecture versus conservation in Berlin. A visit to the Einstein Observatory in Potsdam.
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Federal Architecture in Berlin
Berlin Architecture during the Weimar Republic
Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner in Berlin of the 20's
Erich Mendelsohn and the Bauhaus in Berlin
From Berlin to Germania:
Architecture and Town Planning during the 3rd Reich
A Berlin Trip:
from Stalin Boulevard to the Hansa Quarter.
From Moscow to Berlin:
Architecture and Town planning in the GDR.
From the Berlin Interbau Exhibition in 1957 to the International Building Exhibition in 1987
Is Berlin the Workshop of Modern Architecture?
from Working Class Slums to the Spruch Housing Estate
from Old Slums to New Towns
From Spree-Athens to Alex-Hatten:
Old versus New