(Ruchty) Ostini, Fritz von
Das Landhaus “Sanct-Antonius”. Ein Künstlertraum. Architektur-Entwürfe Innenräume und Einzelmöbel von Architekt Max Ruchty. Text von Fritz von Ostini.
Darmstadt, Alexander Koch 1918.
Price: £120 [convert currency]
Folio. (4) + vii + (5)pp, 29 photolitho plates. Pub pictorial boards, slightly worn at head and foot of spine (front cover from design by Ruchty).
A design for an imaginary country house in a style somewhere between Arts and Crafts and fairy story, but with furnishings and furniture of a more distinctive character, reflecting what plates at the end show was Ruchty’s design style in the real world. In its escapist nature the publication catches the architectural mood of 1918 and it seems to have circulated widely at the time.