09 German-Japanese Village, Utah 1943
In 1943 detailed reproductions of typical German and Japanese housing were erected on the Army site Dugway Proving Ground in Utah. They were built to serve the development and testing of fire-bombs for Allied air raids. The so-called German-Japanese Village was built with the consultation of German Jewish emigrants Erich Mendelsohn and Konrad Wachsmann and the Czech architect Antonin Raymond. Its planning was based on the research on the urban structure as well as the construction and the materiality of typical buildings and their corresponding furniture.

February 2003
24 p., ill. b/w, german

with reprints of historic documents

english translation of the issue:
urning Down the House: The German-Japanese Village
in: Cabinet. A Quarterly of Art and Culture, Issue 12/2003
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