Growing up Modern - Childhoods in Iconic Homes

Author(s): Julia Jamrozik; Coryn Kempster

residential | Birkhauser | new arrivals

What was it like to grow up in a Modernist residence? Did these radical environments shape the way that children looked at architecture later in life? The oral history in this book paints a uniquely intimate portrait of Modernism. The authors conducted interviews with people who spent their childhood in radical Modernist domestic spaces, uncovering both serene and poignant memories. The recollections range from the ambivalence of philosopher Ernst Tugendhat, now 90 years old, who lived in the famous Mies van der Rohe gouse in Brno (1930) to the fond reminiscing of the youngerst daughter of the Schminke family, who still dream of her Scharoun-designed ship-like villa in Lobau (1933).


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9783035619058
  • : Walter de Gruyter GmbH
  • : Birkhauser
  • : May 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julia Jamrozik; Coryn Kempster
  • : Hardback
  • : 320