By Sabine Hake
In Topographies of sophistication, Sabine Hake explores why Weimar Berlin has had this type of strong carry at the city mind's eye. forthcoming Weimar architectural tradition from the viewpoint of mass discourse and sophistication research, Hake examines the way architectural initiatives; debates; and representations in literature, images, and movie performed a key function in setting up the phrases less than which contemporaries made experience of the increase of white-collar society.
Focusing at the so-called stabilization interval, Topographies of sophistication maps out complicated relationships among sleek structure and mass society, from Martin Wagner's making plans tasks and Erich Mendelsohn's functionalist constructions, to the main well-known Berlin texts of the interval, Alfred Döblin's urban novel Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) and Walter Ruttmann's urban movie Berlin, Symphony of the large City (1927). Hake attracts on severe, philosophical, literary, photographic, and filmic texts to reconstruct the city mind's eye at a key aspect within the background of German modernity, making this the 1st study---in English or German---to take an interdisciplinary method of the wealthy architectural tradition of Weimar Berlin.
Sabine Hake is Professor and Texas Chair of German Literature and tradition on the collage of Texas at Austin. She is the writer of various books, together with German nationwide Cinema and Popular Cinema of the 3rd Reich.
Cover artwork: building of the Karstadt division shop at Hermannplatz, Berlin-Neukölln. Courtesy Bildarchiv Preeussischer Kulturbesitz / paintings source, NY
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The introduction of a new building code in 1925 prevented the most egregious aspects of the tenement in new construction but had little effect on substandard prewar housing. More long-range proposals for breaking up the tenements included the building of new thoroughfares and the expansion of public transportation systems with the eventual goal of moving skilled workers and employees to the outskirts of the city, to the famous public housing estates (Großsiedlungen) discussed in greater detail later.
As the embodiment of the modern technocrat, Wagner subsequently became closely associated with two equally important trends: the management of social con›ict and the internationalization of urban development. 37 In the public housing estates, he argued, the old dream of community and the new spirit of objectivity could ‹nally be reconciled. By channeling the city’s disorganized multitudes into calculable quantities, he hoped to achieve socialization through rationalization, with the original dream of socialism now translated into reformist strategies and administrative solutions.
With Wagner as their point man, the Social Democrats in power aimed at a workable compromise between economic and social factors, guided by the belief that technological progress could bring social peace and economic prosperity. ”39 Weimar Berlin provided Wagner with the perfect laboratory for new approaches to public housing and big city traf‹c and inspired daring proposals for the future of the German capital. 40 Subsuming the aesthetic under the political and displacing social struggles into rational solutions were an integral part of Wagner’s activities as a critic and editor, too.