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Mendelsohn, Erich

Russland Europa Amerika. Ein architektonischer Querschnitt.

Berlin, Rudolph Mosse 1929.

Reference: 13974
Price: £560 [convert currency]

Full Description

Folio. 214 + (10)pp, many photo ills. Publisher’s printed boards, cloth spine. A good copy.

A good copy of the first edition of this influential book in which Mendelsohn conveys his personal vision of American and Russian architecture by a series of well-chosen illustrations, both of older and modern buildings. Interestingly, the illustrations of older American buildings are chiefly of pre-1914 skyscrapers, while those of older Russian buildings are chiefly of onion-domed churches. He includes some of the best unexecuted projects from recent Russian architectural competitions, and provides brief but vigorous comments on each building or design. A smaller section on European architecture illustrates work by Le Corbusier, Dudok and Oud.