Series documents the contribution of architect Paul Goesch to the correspondence circle of Die gläserne Kette. Goesch participated using the pseudonym Tancred.
Born in Schwring, Germany in 1985, Goesch studied architecture at the Technische Hochschule at Berlin-Charlottenburg. After his studies, he worked as a civil servant in Kulm and started producing his first drawings and watercolours between 1914 and 1916. He joined the Novembergruppe, an exhibiting group of painters, sculptors, architects and musicians that later merged with the Arbeitsrat für Kunst group led by Bruno Taut. He collaborated with Bruno Taut on the coloured-architecture program in Magdeburg, Germany in 1921, but was later hospitalized for mental illness, first in Göttingen, then in the Teupitz Hospital near Berlin in 1933 or 1934. In 1940, he was taken by the SS to Hartheim Euthanasia Centre where he was murdered on 6 September the same year. (Source: Ian Boyd Whyte, Bruno Taut and the Architecture of Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)
The series comprises a letter of Paul Goesch to the Die gläserne Kette circle, as well as portraits, including a carte-de-visite, and a diploma.
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