Ein Führer mit 168 Bildern von Heinz Johannes
Berlin 1931, Deutscher Kunstverlag
According to Roland Jaeger, Neues Bauen in Berlin is “the first modern architecture guide ever”. On 96 pages (plus 10 pages with ads, and 1 folded map), it offers a representative overview of the various construction tasks in 1920s Berlin: housing estates and villas, office and transport buildings, cinemas and department stores, the radio tower, the exhibition center and not least the early high-rises. The guide documents 118 selected buildings built after 1919, many of which were destroyed in the Second World War. It features works by Peter Behrens, Walter Gropius, Ludwig Hoffmann, Erich Mendelsohn, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Hans Poelzig, and Bruno and Max Taut, among others. A reprint was published in 1998 by Gebr. Mann Verlag.