Transparency: A Brief Introduction Author(s): Deborah Ascher-Barnstone Source: Journal of Architectural Education (1984-), Vol. 56, No. 4 (May, 2003), pp. 2-5

Pg 3  – Visionary architects at the beginning of the
century like Bruno Taut and other members of the
German Crystal Chain group posited futuristic uto-
pian societies whose progressive cultural values were
echoed in the transparent glass architecture.4 Writ-
ers like Arthur Korn simply saw the transparent
potential inherent in glass construction as the most
modern of building techniques.5 For Korn, buildings
constructed using material and spatial transparency
were revolutionary; building transparently therefore
had a moral or ethical imperative attached to i

 

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