Russland Europa Amerika. Ein architektonischer Querschnitt.
Berlin, Rudolph Mosse 1929.
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.