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Description - Erich Mendelsohn and the Architecture of German Modernism by Kathleen James

Erich Mendelsohn's buildings, erected throughout Germany between 1920 and 1932, epitomized architectural modernity for his countrymen. In this study, Kathleen James examines his department stores, office buildings and cinemas, the downtown counterparts to the famous housing projects built during the same years in Frankfurt and Berlin. Demonstrating the degree to which their dynamic presence stemmed from Mendelsohn's attention to their consumer-oriented functions, James shows Mendelsohn to be more than an Expressionist, as he is usually characterized.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521571685
ISBN-10: 0521571685
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 177mm x 21mm)
Pages: 350
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Jul-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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