Ernst L. Freud, Architect: The Case of the Modern Bourgeois Home (Space and Place 5)

Ernst L. Freud, Architect: The Case of the Modern Bourgeois Home (Space and Place 5)

By: Volker M. Welter (author)Paperback

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Ernst L. Freud (1892 - 1970) was a son of Sigmund Freud and the father of painter Lucian Freud and the late Sir Clement Freud, politician and broadcaster. After his studies in Munich and Vienna, where he and his friend Richard Neutra attended Adolf Loos's private Bauschule, Freud practiced in Berlin and, after 1933, in London. Even though his work focused on domestic architecture and interiors,Freud was possibly the first architect to design psychoanalytical consulting rooms - including the customary couches - a subject dealt with here for the first time. By interweaving an account of Freud's professional and personal life in Vienna, Berlin, and London with a critical discussion of selected examples of his domestic architecture, interior designs, and psychoanalytic consulting rooms, the author offers a rich tapestry of Ernst L. Freud's world. His clients constituted a "Who's Who" of the Jewish and non-Jewish bourgeoisie in 1920s Berlin and later in London, among them, the S. Fischer publisher family, Melanie Klein, Ernest Jones, the Spenders, and Julian Huxley. While moving within a social class known for its cultural and avant-garde activities, Freud refrained from spatial, formal, or technological experiments. Instead, he focused on creating modern homes for his bourgeois clients.

About Author

Volker M. Welter is an architectural historian who has studied and worked in Germany, Scotland, and England. Currently he is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include domestic architecture, modern and contemporary Western architecture, architectural philosophy and theory, and the debate about the modern city. He has been awarded a Senior Research Grant from the Getty, Los Angeles, a Senior Fellowship of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London/Yale University, and a visiting scholar fellowship at the Centre Canadien d'Architecture / Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. His publications include Biopolis-Patrick Geddes and the City of Life (MIT Press, 2002), and articles in academic journals, including Israel Studies and the Oxford Art Journal.


List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Modern Bourgeois Domestic Architecture of the Weimar Republic Modern Bourgeois Domestic Architecture The Limits of Community, the Chances of Society The Bourgeois Home, the 'Unknown Territory' of Modern Architecture? Chapter 2. The Making of an Architect Vienna, Austrian Capital of Art and Culture Berggasse 19, Vienna Studying Architecture in Vienna and Munich Chapter 3. Going Modern with Rainer Maria Rilke and Adolf Loos 'Learning to See' with Rainer Maria Rilke Adolf Loos and Bourgeois Wohnkultur Chapter 4. Society Architect in Berlin Weimar Germany Weimar Republic Architecture Setting up Home and Office in Berlin 'To live in Berlin and to build in the Holy Land' Society Architect in Berlin Chapter 5. Houses in and around Berlin First Houses in Berlin Relationships with Clients The First Modern House The Frank Country House near Berlin More Houses in and near Berlin Chapter 6. Couches, Consulting Rooms, and Clinics Historiography of Psychoanalytic Consulting Rooms The Primeval Consulting Room at Berggasse 19 Consulting Rooms and Couches in Berlin Sanatorium SchloA Tegel Psychoanalytic Spaces in London Chapter 7. At Home in England Going into Exile Setting up Office in London Houses in and around London The Second World War and its Aftermath Chapter 8. Family Architect Berggasse in London Family Homes in Berlin A new Family Home in London From Hiddensee to Hidden House A Home for his Parents Towards a Life without Architecture Chapter 9. Architecture without Quality? Some Concluding Remarks Selected List of Works Selected Bibliography Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780857452337
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 230
  • ID: 9780857452337
  • ISBN10: 0857452339

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