Willi Baumeister - Design & Design Art New York Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Christopher Wilk, ed., 1914-1936, Modernism, Designing a New World, London, 2006, p. 166, pl. 5.22 and p. 183

  • Catalogue Essay

    "If you look at the root of the problem you'll see that what's really motivating this group of architects, is the new Form...The new Form has such a tyrannical effect on its advocates...that it overthrows all other considerations.  It's the new Form which dictates the flat roof...with all that that entails in the way of unresolved arrangements.  It's the new Form which leads to the excessive over-lighting of living rooms, dictating to its apologists that they must run completely unbroken, continuous windows all round the house...All these things have absolutely nothing to do with rationalization, nor with economics, nor with constructional necessity.  It's purely a question of form."
    -Hermann Muthesius ('Der Kamp um das Dach,' reproduced in Christopher Wilk, ed., 1914-1939, Modernism, Designing a New World, 1006)


"Die Wohnung” poster

Lithograph on paper.
49 1/8 x 37 5/8 x 1 1/8 in. (124.8 x 95.6 x 2.9 cm), framed, 75 x 32 in. (190.5 x 81.3 cm) unframed

$18,000 - 20,000 

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York