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Monday, November 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
eutsches Haus at NYU and the University Alliance Ruhr New Yorkpresent “Fragments of Metropolis – Rhein & Ruhr,” a panel discussion among Barry Bergdoll, Niels Lehmann, and Christoph Rauhut.
The architecture of expressionism powerfully heralded in Central Europe the onset of the roaring twenties. On the occasion of the publication of the bilingual German and English volume Fragments of Metropolis – Rhein & Ruhr (Hirmer Verlag, 2016), the publishers, authors and photographers Christoph Rauhut and Niels Lehmann will discuss the legacy of Expressionist architecture in the Rhine & Ruhr region. In this volume, for the first time all surviving buildings of the region are recorded in a survey – a fascinating discovery. They present an abundance of examples in the Rhine & Ruhr region – an urban landscape usually well known for its industrial heritage.
Fragments of Metropolis – Rhein & Ruhr is the result of a major undertaking by Rauhut and Lehmann: to document all the remaining expressionist buildings in Europe. The buildings that remain today tell the story of an avant-garde that gave expression to its vision of a new society through architecture – the modern metropolis.
From Deutsches Haus NYU.