PAUL SCHEERBART (1863 - 1915) was a German fantasist and humorist, utopian and pacifist; above all an enthusiast and theorist of architecture in glass. His best-known works include Lesabéndio: An Asteroid Novel (1913), The Grey Gloth and Ten Percent White: A Ladies' Novel (1914), and Glass Architecture (1914).
At The Glass Exposition In Pekingby Paul Scheerbart, translated from the German by Alex Verdolini
The old Baron Münchhausen has just returned from the Chinese interior. In Peking he makes the following entries in his diary