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Mendelsohn, Erich

Das Gesamtschaffen des Architekten. Skizzen Entwürfe Bauten.

Berlin, Rudolph Mosse Buchverlag 1930.

Reference: 14952
Price: £135 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. 251 + (1)pp, many photo ills and plans. Publisher’s cloth, neatly rebacked, old stains on upper cover. A small tear to outer blank margin of half title leaf. From the library of the Scottish architect Alan Reiach OBE FRIBA (1910-1992), with Reiach’s embossed ownership stamp on half title leaf, and an ink inscription “Alan Reiach - RIBA Silver Medal 1934” on front pastedown endpaper (suggesting that this book might have been given to him by the RIBA as part of his prize medal award). Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his booklabel.

First edition. The best contemporary monograph devoted to Mendelsohn’s architectural output between 1914 and 1929, with his executed and unexecuted projects very well illustrated by photos, plans and reproductions of his design sketches. The volume also reprints essays by him dating from 1919 and 1923 setting out his architectural philosophy.