Berliner Kunst: Melchior Lechter [3. Sonderheft der Berliner Architekturwelt / 1904]: ... Berliner Kunst: Melchior Lechter [3. Sonderheft der Berliner Architekturwelt / 1904]: ... Berliner Kunst: Melchior Lechter [3. Sonderheft der Berliner Architekturwelt / 1904]: ...

Berliner Kunst: Melchior Lechter [3. Sonderheft der Berliner Architekturwelt / 1904]

Rapsilber, Maximilian (Text by)

Published by Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin, 1904
Condition: g- to vg Soft cover
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Quarto (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). [2]pp (Advertisement), [2], 93, [3]pp (Text and illustrations), [4]pp (Advertisement). Original decorative wrappers by Melchior Lechter, with gold lettering to front cover, and green lettering to back cover. Tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicting Lechter's impressive stained glass painting "Die Weihe am mystischen Quell," a work executed for the Pallenberg Saal. Title page in red lettering.This third special issue of the German architecture magazine "Berliner Architekturwelt" is entirely dedicated to the work of German painter Melchior Lechter (1865-1937), best known for his decorative designs of books, Ex-libris, calendars, catalogs, posters, and stained glass windows.The magazine is lavishly illustrated with numerous in-text and full-page b/w illustrations and photographic reproductions showing some of Melchior Lechter's best examples of Jugendstill art and design, such as: - A series of striking glass painting for the Cologne Kunstgewerbemuseum, known as the Pallenberg Saal (1900-1902).- Book decorations for Maurice Maeterlinck's "Der Schatz der Armen." (1898).- Book decorations for Stefan George's "Das Jahr der Seele." (1897).- Book decorations for Stefan George's "Der Teppich des Lebens." (1899).Includes numerous b/w and duo-tone photographic reproductions of gothic furniture and lighting, stained glass windows, watercolors and illustrations in pencil by Melchior Lechter. Also included are the following hors-text plates:- Tissue-guarded color frontispiece depicting Lechter's impressive stained glass painting "Die Weihe am mystischen Quell."- A tissue-guarded double-page duo-tone design for the Pallenberg Saal.- A tissue-guarded double-page duo-tone reproduction of "Die Weihe am mystischen Quell."- A tissue-guarded color reproduction of a pastel depicting a Spring evening near Sienna (1903).- A tissue-guarded folded plate depicting in full color the splendid stained glass triptych featured at the entrance of the New Royal Music School in Berlin (1901).Some creasing to spine, with head and tail chipped. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good- to good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40991

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Title: Berliner Kunst: Melchior Lechter [3. ...

Publisher: Ernst Wasmuth, Berlin

Publication Date: 1904

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: g- to vg

Edition: First edition.

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