Authors/Contributors

Susan R. HendersonFollow

Document Type

Book Chapter

Date

2013

Embargo Period

1-8-2015

Keywords

New Frankfurt, Neue Frankfurt, Bernhard Hermkes, electric laundry, LIhotzky, Adolf Meyer, Dyckerhoff & Widmann, modern furniture, Ferdinand Kramer, Frankfurt Kitchen, Franz Schuster, Ernst May, Hausrat, Fritz Wichert, Der Stuhl, Max Cetto

Language

English

Disciplines

Architectural History and Criticism | European History | History of Gender | Interior Architecture | Modern Art and Architecture | Social History | Women's History

Description/Abstract

Chapter three of Building Culture, “The New Woman’s Home. Kitchens, Laundry, Furnishings,” discusses household culture and modernization. It begins with the Frankfurt Kitchen and its designer, Grete Lihotzky, and continues with a discussion of electricity and the architect Adolf Meyer, and its expansion with the example of the electric laundries in the Frankfurt settlements. The next segment is a discussion of new furniture design, small, inexpensive furniture that was an essential partner to contemporary small house design and was avidly researched in the Frankfurt offices. Designers here include Kramer, Cetto and Schuster.

Additional Information

This chapter is excerpted from the book,

The New Woman's Home, excerpt from Building Culture: Ernst May and the New Frankfurt Initiative, 1926-1931, by Susan R. Henderson. Peter Lang, 2013.

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