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Ponten, Josef

Architektur die nicht gebaut würde.

Stuttgart, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 1925.

Reference: 3722
Price: £280 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. 2 vols. 167 + (1)pp ; (4) + 209 + (1)pp, incl 422 photo ills on plates. Recent cloth. Prelims of plate vol slightly spotted, as usual.

A well-known book by the German art historian Josef Ponten, a pupil of Wölfflin, which was the first to be entirely devoted to unexecuted architectural projects, ranging chronologically from the ancient Greek architect Dinocrates’s design for Mount Athos (as recreated by Fischer von Erlach) to very recent designs by Bruno Taut and the Luckhardt brothers. It features such celebrated unbuilt structures as Boisserée’s Temple of the Holy Grail, Filarete’s Sforzinda, Friedrich Gilly’s monument to Frederick the Great, and Schinkel’s Schloss Orianda, as well as many other less familiar designs, e.g. that by Berlage for the west front of Milan Cathedral.