Bruno Paul : the life and work of a pragmatic modernist

dc.contributor.advisorLong, Christopher (Christopher Alan), 1957-en
dc.creatorHarrod, William Owenen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-15T18:14:59Zen
dc.date.available2011-03-15T18:14:59Zen
dc.date.issued2001-12en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe artist, architect and educator Bruno Paul (1874-1968) was the most important German designer of his generation: one of the creators of the modern movement. Though his significance as a pioneer remains unquestioned, his name is largely absent from the standard histories of twentieth-century design. During the 1920s, Paul promulgated a theoretical position distinct from that of the younger members of the avant-garde. His personal beliefs in the role of the modern artist condemned him to obscurity. Throughout his life, Paul espoused a progressive aesthetic that was simple, practical and elegant: a pragmatic modernism suited to the needs and aspirations of the middle classes. The popular acceptance of this pragmatic modernism in Europe vii and America that prepared the way for the triumph of the avant-garde, and ultimately for the canonization of modernism as the characteristic style of the twentieth century. Yet by 1925, Paul stood apart from the avant-garde he had helped create. This study is the first detailed account of Paul’s multifaceted and prolific career. It relates the development and dissemination of a pragmatic modernism that remains as relevant today as when it was first conceived.
dc.description.departmentArchitectureen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/10511en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.rights.restrictionRestricteden
dc.subjectPaul, Bruno, 1874-1968en
dc.subjectArchitecture, Germanyen
dc.subjectArchitecture, Modern--20th centuryen
dc.titleBruno Paul : the life and work of a pragmatic modernisten
thesis.degree.departmentArchitecture, School ofen
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen

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