between 1919 and 1920
Series documents the contribution of architect Bruno Taut to the correspondence circle of Die gläserne Kette. Bruno Taut participated under the pseudonym Glas.
Born in 1880 in Königsberg, Germany, Bruno Taut studied architecture at the Bauwerkschule in Königsberg. After working in architectural firms from 1903 to 1909, he worked in partnership with Franz Hoffman and later with his brother Max Taut. Bruno Taut undertook various architectural projects including housing projects, public commissions, and later projects for universities and schools. In 1918, he founded the Arbeisrat für Kunst, a union of architects, painters, writers and other artists based in Berlin and dedicated to bring architectural and artisit tendencies of the time to a broader public. This union also involved some members of the Die gläserne Kette circle. Between 1920 and 1921, Bruno Taut was editor to the magazine "Frühlich". He taught architecture at the Technische Hochschule at Berlin-Charlottenburg from 1930 to 1932, and undertook a working visit in Russia in 1932 to 1933. After spending time in Japan between 1933 and 1936 due to enforced emigration, he taught at the Academy of Arts in Istanbul. He died in Istanbul in 1938. (Source: Ian Boyd Whyte, Bruno Taut and the Architecture of Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)
This series comprises part of Bruno Taut's correspondence to the Die gläserne Kette circle, along with related drawings and documents. The series also includes photographic materials of some of his architectural projects.
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