The most ambitious and well-known project that the Modern Movement established in Frankfurt am Mainת was the social housing projects, which the city's architect Ernst May built, creating the forerunner of housing construction for generations to come (below). A new exhibition at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the Historisches Museum Frankfurt comes to position the city as a key center of modern design and architecture beyond the famed project, known worldwide for the kitchens, designed by Margarete Schutte-Lihotzky, and collected today by museums worldwide (below). During the years leading to the rise of the Nazis and under the motto Neues Frankfurt, or “New Frankfurt," the city launched a radical shift in politics and design that represented in a variety of fields. The exhibition, celebrating the 2019 Bauhaus centennial, seeks to position Frankfurt as Germany's most substantial lab for modernism.
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