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1.   Bruno Taut, "An Architectural Program" (1919)

2.   Walter Gropius, Program of the State Bauhaus in Weimar (1919)
Walter Gropius (1883-1969), one of the world’s best-known modern architects, was the founder and leading figure of the Bauhaus school. Established in 1919 in Weimar, the Bauhaus was intended to....
3.   Walter Gropius and Paul Schultze-Naumburg, "Who is Right? Traditional Architecture or Building in New Forms" (1926)

4.   Marie-Elisabeth Lüders, "A Construction, Not a Dwelling" (1927)

5.   Otto Steinicke, "A Visit to a New Apartment" (1929)

6.   Harold Nicolson, "The Charm of Berlin" (1929)
During the Weimar era, vignettes about cities were commonly featured in feuilletons and newspaper supplements. Certain newspapers even had their own city correspondents, who were responsible, among....
7.   "One Hundred and Fifty per Minute," Berliner Tageblatt (September 4, 1928)
The Berliner Tageblatt was the most influential newspaper in 1920s Berlin, and published left-leaning writers such as Erich....
8.   Erich Kästner, "Visitors from the Country" (1930)
Erich Kästner (1899-1974), most famous for his children’s story, Emil and the Detectives, also wrote satirical pieces and published collections of poetry. His politically charged “poetry....
9.   Erich Mendelsohn, "Architecture and Politics" (1928)

10.   Erich Mendelsohn, "The International Harmony in New Architectural Thought, or Dynamics and Function" (excerpts, 1923)
Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953) was one of Europe’s best-known architects in the 1920s. He was responsible for the design of multiple modernist department....
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