The Wittgenstein House


ISBN: 1568982518
Artist(s): Ludwig Wittgenstein
Author(s): Bernhard Leitner
Format: hardback
Year published: 2001
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publisher Location: New York
Total Pages: 189
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout

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In 1926 philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein designed and built a house in Vienna for his sister. The only building designed by Wittgenstein, it crystallized his philosophy of architecture – notable for its clarity, precision, and austerity – and served as a foil for his written work. This book presents a detailed investigation of the house, based on 30 years of extensive research. It examines the formal properties of the structure, including Wittgenstein’s attention to proportion, detail, and colour.

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