The Culture of Criticism: Adolf Behne and the Development of Modern Architecture in Germany, 1910-1914

  title={The Culture of Criticism: Adolf Behne and the Development of Modern Architecture in Germany, 1910-1914},
  author={Kai K Gutschow},
This dissertation investigates the early career of the German architectural critic Adolf Behne (1885-1948) and the crucial role he played in defining and promoting an early vision of modern architecture. During the particularly vibrant cultural moment in Germany before World War I, Behne became intent on finding artistic and architectural alternatives to what he perceived as the elitism, materialism, and decadence of Wilhelmine society. Influenced by the cultural program of the Socialist party… 

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