Ernst May and the New Frankfurt am Main Initiative, 1926–1931
Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xi Maps xiv Epigraph xvi Introduction 1 1 The Early Settlements. From Utopia To Realpolitik 35 Bruchfeldstrasse: Working-Class Enclave - 36 “Stadt im Grün.” The Nidda Valley Settlements - 41 More Settlements, East and South - 70 Housing the Poor - 83 2 House Building: Type, Form and Culture 95 The Frankfurt House - 99 Labor, the Municipality, and the Economy of Construction - 125 “Dampness, your name is May” - 129 3 The New Woman’s Home. Kitchens, Laundries, Furnishings 143 Female Redomestication and the Kitchen - 147 “Labor-Saving, Clean and Safe:” The New Utilities - 160 Useable Furniture - 176 4. Life in the Settlements 203 The Community - 205 Radio: The Settlers Tune In - 217 The Church: Spiritual Reform - 222 viii Building Culture 5 Parks and Gardens 245 Parks - 246 The Rationalization of Eden - 265 The Cemetery -286 The Poetics of the New Life - 293 6 Architectural Healing. Hygiene and the Pavilion 303 Physical Hygiene and the Clinic - 307 New Buildings Make New People: The School - 318 Social Hygiene. Housing Marginal Populations - 344 7 Rationalization Takes Command. 397 Zeilenbau and the Politics of CIAM Blue-Collar Workers and Zeilenbau Compromises - 400 White-Collar Workers and a New Planning Strategy - 418 Public Dialogues and the CIAM Congress - 426 447 Kulturstadt Frankfurt - 448 Das Neue Frankfurt: Crucible for the Modernist Narrative - 463 Metropolitan Frankfurt - 474 Civic Campaigns and Culture Wars - 491 9 “und...
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