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Yerbury, F.R.

Modern European buildings. First series.
London, Victor Gollancz Ltd 1928.
Price: 65 GBP
Reference: 14269

Full Description

4to. 6 + (2)pp, 144 plates (numbered I-CXLIV). Publisher’s cloth, a little damaged at head of spine. Ink ownership inscription of Edward Armstrong, 1929 (Edward William Armstrong FRIBA) on front free endpaper. Brian Housden’s copy.
Only edition, all published (no “Second Series” appeared). The volume provides photographic illustrations of a wide range of the best recent public buildings designed by leading architects of the time in Britain and Europe, reproduced from photographs personally taken by the volume’s compiler, Francis Yerbury. Yerbury, Librarian of the Architectural Association in the inter-war period, played a major part in interpreting contemporary trends in architecture on the European continent for a British audience, and the selection of buildings made here reflects his own personal preference for Dutch and Scandinavian architecture in a modernist idiom. German architects whose buildings are featured include Erich Mendelsohn and Luckhardt & Anker, and the volume also illustrates a good range of office and other buildings by contemporary British architects.

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