Hoffmann, Herbert (ed)

Garten und Haus. Die schönsten deutschen und ausländischen Wohngärten und ihre Einbauten.

Stuttgart, Julius Hoffmann 1939.

Reference: 02392
Price: £65 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. 190pp, many photo ills. Pub cloth, spine repaired.

The designs featured, predominantly by German architects and landscape designers, could in some respects hardly be duller, but the editor’s preface is dated January 1939 and that makes the volume a useful piece of evidence for the extent to which the contemporary political climate stifled even garden design. It is also of some passing sociological interest in showing how by 1939 the patio and the swimming pool were becoming recognised components of the life style of wealthy garden owners.