Alte Volkinger Hutte (Opus 28) by Lucius BurckhardtAlte Volkinger Hutte (Opus 28) by Lucius Burckhardt

Alte Volkinger Hutte (Opus 28)

byLucius BurckhardtPhotographed byHans Meyer-veden

Hardcover | December 16, 1997

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The 19th century German industrial plant that was made into a cultural monument.
Title:Alte Volkinger Hutte (Opus 28)Format:HardcoverDimensions:71 pages, 12.1 × 11.28 × 0.48 inPublished:December 16, 1997Publisher:Edition Axel Menges

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ISBN - 10:3930698285

ISBN - 13:9783930698288

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R>>UNESCO has made the Volklinger Hutte a World Cultural Heritage Monument. Thus a piece of 19th century German industrial plant is placed along-side the Pyramids of Giza, Charlemagne's cathedral in Aachen and the Taj Mahal. Something that seems to be a homogeneous series -- the World Cultural Heritage Monuments -- has acquired a new dimension with the addition of the Volklingen coal and steel conglomerate. In the field of monument protection, memory has hitherto been equated wih >preservationThe political story that should be considered above all is invisible. The kitschy statement by enthusiastic school teachers that blast furnace plants are, cathedrals of work, makes sense only if cathedrals are seen also as documents of collective cooperation .... The spiritual surroundings of steel production are limited to the polytechnic approach: the engineer is responsible for function, the owner wants his return and no-one asks how the steel is used. It would be naive to think one wets critically disposed to thebelligerent policy that led to two world wars, although proximity to France could have conveyed an enlightened view of the world situation. Anyone who talks about the cathedral of work should not forget the crypt.Lucius Burckhardt, a young don at HfG Ulm and ETH Zurich, later editor-in-chief of the magazine werk, professor at the Gesamthochschule Kassel since 1973, in the meantime chairmain of the Deutscher Werkbund, is indubitably one of the most unusual >>lateral