Duffy-Boscagli, F. (2021). Organic Technology: The Scientific Foundation Of Bruno Taut’s Utopian Architecture. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.14418/wes01.1.2380
This thesis seeks to situate Taut’s utopian works upon an artistic foundation strengthened by the possibility presented in scientific discovery from Fraunhofer to Einstein. Rather than devising a utopia that sought to transcend or escape the world, Taut situates his search for human spirituality in the material realm of the earthly planet and outer space instead of within the idealist and spiritual concepts such as color or rhythm that play a great role in Expressionist treatises such as Kandinsky’s Concerning the Spiritual in Art (Über das Geistige in der Kunst, 1911). Ultimately, through Taut’s works I uncover an alternate path for a modern architecture—one in which architecture is reimagined as an organic technology, one that facilitates and reminds mankind of our shared life with the natural environment.