Erich Mendelsohn. Das Gesamtschaffen der Architekten

Author: Erich Mendelsohn
Year of publication: 1930

Erich Mendelsohn – Das Gesamtschaffen des Architekten. Skizzen, Entwürfe, Bauten – Berlin, Rudolf Mosse Buchverlag, 1930, 1. bis 5. Auflage – cloth binding, with title in brown relief-print on front and spine, 8vo (19x25cm.) – 252 pp., 402 ills., introduction (Einführung) on separate leaf

Condition: very good; minimal traces of use; no stamps, annotations or underlining; only endpapers slightly foxed.

The book starts with the text of two lectures by Mendelsohn:

  • Vortrag im “Arbeitsrat für Kunst”, Berlin 1919: Das Problem einer Neuen Baukunst
  • Vortrag in”Architectura et Amicitia”, Amsterdam, 1923: Die internationale Übereinstimmung des Neuen Baugedankens oder Dynamik und Funktion

Erich Mendelsohn (1887 – 1953) was a Jewish German architect, known for his expressionist architecture in the 1920s, as well as for developing a dynamic functionalism in his projects for department stores and cinemas. Mendelsohn is a pioneer of the Art Deco and Streamline Moderne architecture, notably with his 1921  Mossehaus design. Also known is the ‘Einsteinturm’ in Potsdam, built in 1920-21, with a telescope for astronomical and spectral research (several pictures in the book).

Book number: #10734

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