The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein A Documentation with Excerpts from the Family Recollections By Hermine Wittgenstein
Leitner, Bernhard

New York, N.Y.: Academy Editions, 1995. 127 pages; illustrations in black and white including a portrait of Wittgenstein, plans and interior, entrances, door & window elements, lighting, columns, floor and main level, radiator, metalwork details; with useful notes and citations; text in English and German; "...Wittgenstein did not have the 'professional' training of an architect. He had demonstrated a keen interest in mechanical problems and machinery as a child, and he had studied engineering for a few semesters, but these technical interests scarcely explain why he accepted the challenge of spending two years dealing exclusively with problems of practical architecture. The cubic forms of the building's exterior are reminiscent of the architecture of Adolf Loos. The interior, however, is unique in the history of twentieth-century architecture. Everything has been re-thought, Nothing in it has been directly borrowed, neither from any building practice nor from any architectural avant-garde thinking..." (from the introduction); approx. 7 1/2" x 9 3/4" size; illustrated printed softcover paper wrap covers; light wear; in very good condition. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 23885)


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