Gestalt: From the Bauhaus to Robert Wilson
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This ‘worldwide, homogenous and monotonous architecture of the state’ (Lefebvre 1991: 126) implied a focus, not on individual objects, but on the interrelationship of objects in the spirit of the German Werkbund, whose concerns ranged ‘From the sofa cushion to city planning’ (Muthesius in Schwartz 1996: 22).
between industrialization and urbanization, between workplaces and dwelling-places. No sooner had this link been incorporated into theoretical thought than it turned into a project, even into a programme. The curious thing is that this ‘programmatic’ stance was looked upon at the time as both rational and revolutionary, although in reality it was tailor-made for the state — whether of the state capitalist or the state-socialist variety. (Lefebvre 1991: 124)
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