between 1919 and 1920
Series documents the contribution of architect Max Taut to the correspondence circle of Die gläserne Kette, with Max Taut writing under the pseudonym Kein Name.
Born in 1884 in Königsberg, Germany, Max Taut trained in carpentry and building before working in an architectural firm in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1911, he worked independently, and later shared a practice with his brother Bruno Taut and Franz Hoffman (who joined them after 1914). His first architectural projects consisted primarily of schools. After his military service from 1914 to 1918, Max Taut joined the Arbeisrat für Kunst and the Novembersgruppe. After the First World War, he undertook several architectural projects, both private and public commissions such as housing and office buildings (mainly in Berlin), and also worked on projects for exhibitions. Unable to pratice during the Nazi Regime and the Second World War, Max Taut return to his architectural practice after the war and taught as a professor of architecture at the Hochschule für bildende Kunst in Berlin from 1945 to 1954. He undertook mainly housing development projects during this period. He died in Berlin in 1967. (Source: Ian Boyd Whyte, Bruno Taut and the Architecture of Activism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982)
The series comprises part of the correspondence of Max Taut to the Die gläserne Kette circle and related drawings. The series also includes photographic materials of some of his architectural projects.
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