Gerlach, Martin (ed)

Volkstümliche Kunst. Ansichten von alten heimatlichen Bauformen, Land- und Bauernhäusern, Höfen, Gärten, Wohnräumen, Hausrat etc. Photographisch Aufgenommen von Martin Gerlach. Vorwort von Joseph August Lux.

Wien & Leipzig, Martin Gerlach & Co. nd (c.1910 ?).

Reference: 05293
Price: £65 [convert currency]

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Oblong folio. 137 +(1)pp, of which pp 1-4 are text and the remaining pages are plates, each carrying between three and seven photographic illustrations of vernacular architecture. Publisher’s cloth, slightly soiled and bumped at lower outer corners.

Useful for its many illustrations of 15th – 18th century vernacular buildings, not all in existence today. The buildings photographed by Gerlach were chiefly in Austria and the Czech lands, but he also includes some photographs of buildings in Germany and elsewhere in Central Europe. A foreword by the architectural critic J.A. Lux stresses the importance of vernacular architecture and also, unexpectedly, the merits of German baroque garden design.

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