Metropolisarchitecture

Ludwig Hilberseimer. Edited by Richard Anderson. Translated by Richard Anderson and Julie Dawson. Afterword by Pier Vittorio Aureli

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

Metropolisarchitecture

Pub Date: March 2014

ISBN: 9781883584757

368 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $20.00£16.99

Metropolisarchitecture

Ludwig Hilberseimer. Edited by Richard Anderson. Translated by Richard Anderson and Julie Dawson. Afterword by Pier Vittorio Aureli

Columbia Books on Architecture and the City

In the 1920s, the urban theory of Ludwig Hilberseimer (1885–1967) redefined architecture's relationship to the city. His proposal for a high-rise city, where leisure, labor, and circulation would be vertically integrated, both frightened his contemporaries and offered a trenchant critique of the dynamics of the capitalist metropolis. Hilberseimer's Großstadtarchitektur is presented here for the first time in an English translation. Its propositions encourage us to reconsider mobility, concentration, and the scale of architectural intervention in our own era of urban expansion.

About the Author

Ludwig Hilberseimer (1885–1967) was a planner, architect, critic, and educator. During the 1920s, he developed theoretical projects for the city that remain influential today.

Richard Anderson is lecturer in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. With Kristin Romberg, he is the author of Architecture in Print: Design and Debate in the Soviet Union, 1919–1935.