Essen baut: Eine Dokumentation: Bund deutscher Architekten Essen (Hrs.)

Essen baut: Eine Dokumentation

Bund deutscher Architekten Essen (Hrs.)

Published by Das Beispiel, Darmstadt, 1960
Condition: g+ Soft cover

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Quarto. 154, [4]pp (Text), 103, [1]pp (advertisements). Original decorative wrappers, with white lettering on front cover. Illustrated with 157 striking b/w photographic reproductions, including 5 by Karl Hugo Schmölz* and 14 by Otto Steinert**, this work is an impressive photographic documentary of the rebuilding of Essen, Germany. Some rubbing and creasing along edges of wrappers. Text and captions in German. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in very good condition. * Karl Hugo Schmölz Karl Hugo Schmölz (1917-1986) was a German born photographer focusing on architectural photography. He was the son of Hugo Schmölz, a well established architectural photographer. He became interested in photography at 15, taking photographs of leading German architects buildings, then going on to work as an apprentice to his father in their studio. Unfortunately after his fathers death, he had to join the German army as part of national service. During his time with the German Army, WW2 broke out, forcing him to work in the army until the eventual end of the war. After this, he purchased a large-format camera, creating an impressive documentary of the rebuilding of Essen, as well as of his native city, Cologne. ** Otto Steinert (1915-1978) was a renown German photographer. Born in Saarbrücken, Germany, Steinert was a medical doctor by profession and was self-taught in photography. After World War II, he initially worked for the State School for Art and Craft (Staatliche Schule für Kunst und Handwerk, today HTW) in Saarbrücken. He was the founder of the Fotoform photography group. From 1959, he taught at the Folkwang Hochschule design school in Essen, where he later died. His archive is part of the photographic collection of the Museum Folkwang, Essen. Bookseller Inventory # 38572

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Title: Essen baut: Eine Dokumentation

Publisher: Das Beispiel, Darmstadt

Publication Date: 1960

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g+

Edition: First edition.

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