Fagus: Industrial Culture from Werkbund to Bauhaus

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The Fagus Shoe-Last factory in Alfred, Germany is a seminal building in the history of modern architecture. Designed by Walter Gropius in 1911, this three-story factory was the first large structure to use a steel frame, allowing the facade to be made almost entirely of glass. This revolutionary technique set new standards for industrial construction and is still used in the building of every skyscraper. Fagus traces the history of the building from 1911, when it was designed and built, through the late 1920s, the period of ...

Fagus: Industrial Culture from Werkbund to Bauhaus 2000, Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN-13: 9781568981758

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