‘Good Building’: Bertolt Brecht’s Utopian Historical Optimism at the End of World War II

Gerhard Fischer

Abstract


The article focuses on the works of Bertolt Brecht which depicts his insights regarding the reconstruction of Germany. Such works include the story "The City Builder" and the plays "Caucasian Chalk Circle" and "The Days of the Commune." It discusses his principles of what he considers as good building as well as the three criteria addressed in good building which include size, time, and beauty.

Keywords


Bertolt Brecht; post-war Germany; historiography; building

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