Space, Time, and Architecture: The Growth of a New Tradition, p. 394. Sigfried Giedion

Faustean outbursts against an inimical
world cannot create new levels of
achievement. …. The expressionist
influence could not be a healthy one
or perform any service for architecture.
Nevertheless it touched almost
every German worker in the arts.
Men who were later to do grimly
serious work in housing developments
abandoned themselves to a
romantic mysticism, dreamed of
fairy castles to stand on the peak of
Monte Rosa. Others built concrete
towers as flaccid as jellyfish.1



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