Bruno Taut

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Birthday
4, 1880
Birthplace
Konigsberg, Germany
Death Date
Dec 24, 1938 (58)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
4, 1880
Birthplace
Konigsberg, Germany
Death Date
Dec 24, 1938 (58)

About

Expressionist architect who became known for the Glass Pavilion at the Cologne Werkbund Exhibition of 1914. He had an Utopian vision for the future, as revealed in his 1917 sketches for Alpine Architecture.

Before Fame

He trained in Berlin, after which he joined Theodor Fischer's office in Stuttgart. He studied the garden-city philosophy in England upon the recommendation of the famed Hermann Muthesius.

Trivia

He was a unique Modernist in that, being a painter, he utilized color.

Family Life

He was born in Konigsberg, the capital of Prussia. He was the first non-Muslim to be buried in Istanbul's Edirnekap─▒ Martyr's Cemetery.

Associated With

He was acquainted with architect Walter Gropius.