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{"identifier":"SBO-Fagus_6312088246112","browse_author":"Niels Bolbrinker (Director) and Kerstin Stutterheim (was Stutterheim & Bolbrinker GbR) (Proprietor (Publisher Bloomsbury Video))","subscription_list":["bvl_visartssch"],"titleByTitle":"Yes","isbn":9781350901650,"description":"The seminal building of modern architecture is to be found in the small industrial town of Alfeld in Lower Saxony: The Carl Benscheidt Shoe Last Factory, better known under the trade name \u201cFagus\u201d. Shoe lasts are still made there today, and it\u2019s still a family company. Work on the building commenced in 1911, the plans came from Walter Gropius, who later founded the \u201cBauhaus\u201d. The owner, Carl Benscheidt, was strongly influenced by the ideas of the \u201cLebensreform\u201d movement. Their project was to become a turning point in architectural history, and also sent out a signal for the social reform orientated industrial ethic of that time. True to his motto, \u201cBuild palaces for the workplace\u201d, Walter Gropius designed not only an ultra modern exterior for the factory, but also, for that time, exemplary working conditions and social arrangements. This in turn was an expression of the paternalistic feelings which Carl Benscheidt had for his staff - an early form of corporate identity, which is still evident today. The \u201cFagus\u201d factory combines the innovations of an emergent modern architecture with a new working ethic and the social responsibilities of the industrialist. The film looks at a living monument of cultural history, reflecting the connections between an avant-garde movement in architecture and social and ethical ideals of the early twentieth century. Director: Niels Bolbrinker Language - German Subtitles: English","videoId":6312088246112,"browse_view":"contentTypeBrowsePageIndexView","subscription":"bvl_visartssch","title":"Fagus - Walter Gropius and the factory for modernity","xml_source":"bvl_visartssch_video-vra.xml","browse_search":"SBO-Fagus","videoPoster":"","facets":"architecture , Architecture , art , Art , history , History , avantGarde , Avant-Garde , modernityAndModernism , Modernity and modernism , popularCulture , Popular culture , industrialisation , Industrialisation , technology , Technology , future , Future , socialChange , Social change , made_20102019 , 2010\u20132019 , german , German , germany , Germany , origin_germany , Germany , video , Video , europe , Europe , origin_europe , Europe , artsAndLiterature , Arts and literature , scienceTechnologyAndNature , Science, technology, and nature , societyAndSocietalIssues , Society and societal issues , made_2000Present , 2000\u2013present ,","contenttypeorder":3,"date_of_publication":2011,"publisher":"Kerstin Stutterheim (was Stutterheim & Bolbrinker GbR)","productname":"bvl_all","id_search":"SBO-Fagus","facet":["architecture","art","artsAndLiterature","avantGarde","europe","future","german","germany","history","industrialisation","made_2000Present","made_20102019","modernityAndModernism","origin_europe","origin_germany","popularCulture","scienceTechnologyAndNature","socialChange","societyAndSocietalIssues","technology","video"],"contentType":"video","authors":"Niels Bolbrinker~Kerstin Stutterheim (was Stutterheim & Bolbrinker GbR)"}

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