Semester I
ON REVOLUTION


Session 03
14.03.2018
Location: Lochergut, Zurich, CH

Photography
Meyer, Hannes
1994
The New World
The Weimar Republic Sourcebook

Berkeley, United States
University of California Press

Text Synopsis
Hannes Meyer describes the changes occurring at the beginning of the last century and wishes for a synthesis toward a new “Esperanto”. The ambition for a new scale of collective intelligence overtakes the national dimension and formulates a new “global“ agenda. Here, technology is described as a human product, perfectly integrated with humanistic values. The accumulation of images expresses in written form the very mechanical aesthetic typical of the avant-garde of the 19th century. Indeed, the “ruthless denial of the past” uses very classical categories and proclaims some of the deepest dreams of the modern.
About the Author
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HannesMeyer
Meyer
1926
DieneueWelt
DasWerk
Zurich
Switzerland
TheNewWorld
Berkeley
UniversityofCalifornia
Globalagenda
Humanproduct
Humanisticvalues
Avantgarde
Modernity
Modernism
Bauhaus