Hintz, Richard R. (ed)

Hintz’ moderne häuser. Eine illustrirte architectonische Zeitschrift. Band 1, Juli 1887, No.1.

Berlin-Gross-Lichterfelde, Verlag der Berliner Bau-Plan-Vereinigung 1887.

Reference: 05342
Price: £320 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. 55 + (1)pp, including (48) illustrations of houses and details numbered 145-192, also ground plans. Publisher’s cloth, slighly worn. Slightly soiled at margins and at lower outer corner.

A rather impressive example of promotional architectural literature of the period, issued by Richard R.Hintz, a Berlin architect and builder who made his living by building houses from ready-made sets of measured drawings and plans which he offered for sale to prospective home-owners. Although the present publication is technically the first issue of a periodical entitled Hintz’ Moderne Häuser, this was evidently just a marketing ploy, since the illustrations begin with one numbered 145, and a note explains that illustrations 1-144 are to be found in an earlier publication entitled Hintz’ Sammelmappe des Architecten. The designs themselves are for quite ambitious detached villas, intended for Berlin’s outer suburbs, and a number must certainly have been built, for Hintz states that he had been in this line of business since 1867 and had so far constructed about 100 such dwellings. We have not found any bibliographical reference to this item, either as a book or as a periodical, and it must be rare.

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