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Building Culture

Ernst May and the New Frankfurt am Main Initiative, 1926–1931

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Susan R. Henderson

This book is a history of the initiative, its projects and actors, notably the architect and planner Ernst May, and its achievements, set within the turbulent context of the Weimar decade. It chronicles its many accomplishments: the construction of housing settlements, innovations in construction and materials, the parks and garden colonies program, innovations in school, medical facility and church design, reforms in woman’s sphere, and a crafting of New Life culture. It examines the New Frankfurt am Main in light of the social and political debates that shaped it and the works it produced, and describes the relationship of work and theory to contemporary reform movements. Finally, the narrative underscores the gulf between the idyll of modernity and the political and social realities of life in a Germany on the brink of collapse.

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ABG (Aktienbaugesellschaft für kleine Woh- nungen), 25, 26, 39, 43, 62, 123–5, 210–3, 524–5, 534 ADBG (Allgemeiner Deutscher Gewerkschafts- bund, Federation of German Trade Unions), 373, 491–3, 539; ADGB Building, Berlin, 493; ADGB Building, Fft, 28, 492–4, 492–5; ADGB Gesolei Exhibition Pavilion, Dusseldorf 492, 493 Adickes, Franz, 11, 276 Adickes administration, 15, 25, 37, 100 Adorno, Theodor, 201–2, 203, 219, 220, 239, 539, 554 Adult education, 8, 194n33, 205–10, 304, 320, 451, 465, 471, 510; also see Bildung AfE (Arbeitszentrale für Erwerbsbeschränkte, Labor Office for the Under- and Unem- ployed), 176–7, 177–8, 183, 345, 461 Alt Frankfurt (journal), 84 Alt Frankfurt, Verein (Old Frankfurt Club), 84 America, influence of, 96, 103–4, 145, 148, 160–1, 166, 219, 293, 393n222, 440 American aid, 171, 440, 552 Appliances, 118, 121, 149, 151, 154, 160–3, 167–9, 180, 197, 214, 217, 334; coal stove, 40, 163, 165, 212, 353, 354, 408, 417; electric stove, 160, 162, 165, 197n86, 334; gas stove, 154, 162–3, 197n96, 408, 484, 552; hotplate cooking, 381; slow cooker (Kochkiste), 154, 157, 196n69; water heater, 126, 133, 154, 156, 157, 161–3, 165, 417, 473 Asch, Bruno, 68, 182, 342–3, 416, 428, 433, 539 ATSB (Arbeiter-Turn- und Sport-bund, Work- ers’ Gymnastic- and Sports Federation), 248, 541 Automobile, 96, 107, 130, 176, 427, 488, 490; advertising, 484, 488, 488; DNF and, 465, 468, 488, 511; Hochbauamt use of, 191, 488, 529 Balser, Ernst, 201n181,...

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