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Author Leitner, Bernhard, 1938-

Title The Wittgenstein house / Bernhard Leitner
Edition First English edition
Published New York, N.Y. : Princeton Architectural Press, 2000


Description 189 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary "Between 1926 and 1928 the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein designed and built a house in Vienna for his sister. Notable for its clarity, precision, and austerity the building not only crystallized his philosophy of architecture, but served as a foil to his written work." "This detailed investigation is based on 30 years of research by Bernhard Leitner, who was instrumental in saving the building from demolition. His work examines the formal properties of the structure, including Wittgenstein's attention to proportion, color and detail. The thorough photographic documentation allows a true appreciation of this icon of twentieth-century architecture; numerous sketches, plans, and archival photographs show the house in its original, unaltered state."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Related to author's Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1973
Simultaneously published in Germany by Hatje Cantz Verlag
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [190])
Subject Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 -- Homes and haunts.
Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951 -- Knowledge -- Architecture
Haus Wittgenstein (Vienna, Austria)
Architecture, Domestic -- Germany.
Vienna (Austria) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
Author Wittgenstein, Ludwig, 1889-1951.
LC no. 2006281563
ISBN 1568982518
9781568982519 (hbk.)