Living Machines: Bauhaus Architecture As Sexual Ideology

Living Machines: Bauhaus Architecture As Sexual Ideology

by E. Michael Jones
     
 

Following up his best selling books Degenerate Moderns and Dionysos Rising, E. Michael Jones completes the trilogy as he reveals in this book how modern architecture arose out of the disordered moral lives of its creators.

Beginning with the simultaneous collapse of both his marriage and the Austro-Hungarian empire, Walter Gropius formulated an architectural

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Following up his best selling books Degenerate Moderns and Dionysos Rising, E. Michael Jones completes the trilogy as he reveals in this book how modern architecture arose out of the disordered moral lives of its creators.

Beginning with the simultaneous collapse of both his marriage and the Austro-Hungarian empire, Walter Gropius formulated an architectural rhetoric that would speak to the needs of the newly emerging modern man. As a sexually liberated social monad, modern man would have no need for home or family, no need to be rooted in a particular time or place. He was to live henceforth in the "international style." Soon that deeply materialistic, sterile architectural vision would conquer the world.

From the suburbs of Moscow to the south side of Chicago, the new man would live in machines, "living machines", to use Gropius' words. Jones' book is an explanation of where that vision came from, where it led, and why it failed. Illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898704648
Publisher:
Ignatius Press
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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