Gottfried Semper in seiner Bedeutung als Architekt.
Berlin, Verlag der Deutsches Bauzeitung 1880.
8vo. Woodcut portrait frontispiece, (4) + 103 + (1)pp, 33 woodcut ills. Mid twentieth century cloth, marbled boards, strengthened with tape at inner hinges. Old ink shelf number on title leaf. A fresh copy internally.
First and only edition in book form of this good study of Semper as architect, originally published as instalments in separate issues of the periodical Deutsche Bauzeitung. The book’s author, Constantin Lipsius (1832-1894), an architect and teacher of architecture best known for his striking design for the Royal Academy of Fine Arts building in Dresden (the “Lipsius-Bau”), was an admirer of Semper’s opinions on architecture and decoration, and he provides a clearly expressed and thoughtful survey of Semper’s architectural career and executed designs.