Modernism Reconsidered: The Kultur-Zivilisation Dichotomy in the Work of Adolf Rading

Duke University Press
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New German Critique, 2009, 108 (Fall), pp. 39 - 71
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The article discusses the achievements and the contributions of German architect Adolf Rading in Breslau, Poland in the early part of the 20th century. It states that Rading embraced modernization and modernism in architecture with the invention of new materials and construction methods. It adds that the architect refused to reject history in his works that were both intuitive and romantic while he regarded technology with suspicion during the Weimar era.
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