Russland, Europa, Amerika. Ein architektonischer Querschnitt: Mendelsohn, Erich Russland, Europa, Amerika. Ein architektonischer Querschnitt: Mendelsohn, Erich Russland, Europa, Amerika. Ein architektonischer Querschnitt: Mendelsohn, Erich Russland, Europa, Amerika. Ein architektonischer Querschnitt: Mendelsohn, Erich

Russland, Europa, Amerika. Ein architektonischer Querschnitt

Mendelsohn, Erich

Published by Rudolf Mosse Buchverlag, Berlin, 1929
Condition: vg Hardcover

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Folio. 215, [5]pp. Half cloth with embossed lettering on spine over paper-covered color-printed boards designed by Mendelsohn. Authoritative architectural overview by the German Expressionist and Streamline Moderne architect. Profusely illustrated with 100 full-page b/w photogravures (most by Mendelsohn) of various architectural styles and a variety of exteriors including universities, factories, hospitals, banks, transportation stations, places of worship, office and government buildings, theaters, a granary, a water-tower, residences and more, along with workers, street scenes and markets, plus some architectural details, renderings and plans. A few buildings are depicted under construction. Some images taken from works by E. O. Hoppé, Walter Gropius, Adolf Behne, Mumford, Grabar, Lukomskij, Hilbersheimer, Giedion, Hegemann, Kasweik and others. In an essay entitled "Synthese" Mendelshon describes Europe between the two world powers, juxtaposing Russia's socialist experiment and America's developing maturity. He substantiates atmospheric interpretations of each image in his descriptive captions with architectural, artistic and historical commentary on each facing page. Text in German. Moderate sunning around edges of binding and endpapers. Minor stain at top edges and one-inch abrasion at lower foredge of back cover. Light age-toning of block. Binding in good, interior in overall good+ condition. Important work by one of the most prominent Jewish architects of the 20th century. "Dieses Buch ist kein politisches; aber Politik und Wirtschaft sind die lebendigen Grundlagen seines architektonischen Querschnitts. Es sieht Europa zwischen den beiden Willensmächten Rußlands und Amerika um fernere Weltgeltung ringen, sieht im heutigen Amerika die sich vertiefende Weltmacht, nicht nur wildes Ausbeutertum und hoffnungslose Mechanik - sieht Sowjetrußland als Tatsache, nicht nur als Studio verwirrter Menschenhirne, im russischen Opfer Vorstufe und Beginn einer neuen Ordnung, nicht nur eine Variation politischer Pubertät. Mit der Gegenüberstellung "Rußland - Europa - Amerika", berührt es ein höchst gegenwärtiges, zeitwichtiges und entscheidenes Problem." First edition (5,000 copies) [1.? 5. Auflage]. Bookseller Inventory # 37290

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Title: Russland, Europa, Amerika. Ein ...

Publisher: Rudolf Mosse Buchverlag, Berlin

Publication Date: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: 1st Edition

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