Material from Hans Scharoun mostly for Die gläserne Kette
Part of:
  • Hans Scharoun (draughtsman)
  • Hans Scharoun (author)
  • Hans Scharoun (correspondence writer)
  • Die gläserne Kette (archive creator)

Material from Hans Scharoun mostly for Die gläserne Kette


printed 1919 and 1920


Part of a miscellaneous group of visual and textual documents collected by Oswald Mathias Ungers, apparently to represent the work of artists/architects in Die gläserne Kette. Primarily theoretical and visionary in intent, this group includes copies of drawings and texts by Hans Scharoun (pseusonym Hannes) that were circulated in Die gläserne Kette. These reprographic and carbon copies were accessioned as received in a beige folder.

textual records
graphic materials
Quantity / Object type:
7 file(s)
Stage and Purpose:
  • theoretical drawings
Technique and media:

Mostly iron-based cyanotype ? with some carbon copies of typescript


sheets (range [some irreg.]): 21 to 36 x 14,6 to 32,4 cm

Reference number:


Drawing Type:
  • sketches
Document Type:
  • correspondence
Method of Projection:
  • pictorial drawings
Physical characteristics and technical requirements:

- Many of the larger sheets are folded, and some have rust stains from paper clips. Many of the wove paper sheets have been unevenly trimmed, and one has a small hole, while the tracing paper sheets have small folds. One reproduction of a letter is two pages in length, while the second has one page.


signed - on some of the sheets, by the artist, on the originals, in various locations: "Hannes" inscribed - on some of the sheets, by an unknown hand, in graphite, verso, c.: "Hannes"



  • architecture
Subject Descriptive Terms:
  • houses
  • theoretical architecture
  • fantastic architecture
Credit line:
Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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