Berlin: Rudolf Mosse, 1929. First edition (1.-5. Auflage). Hardcover. Folio (13 x 9 1/4"). 214, pp. Original quarter blue cloth over red and blue stamped paper covered boards, with red and blue lettering to front cover, and blue lettering to spine.
A cross-section survey of Russian, European and American architecture by Erich Mendelsohn, the renown Jewish-German architect celebrated for his expressionist architecture in the 1920s, as well as for developing a dynamic functionalism in his projects for department stores and cinemas.
The 100 full-page photogravures are by Mendelsohn himself, Adolf Behne, E. O. Hoppé, Mumford, Grabar, Lukomskij, Hilbersheimer, Giedion, Hegemann, Kasweik, and others.
Covers slightly bowed. 1" closed tear at head of spine. Foxing to endpapers. Upper front hinge starting. Text in German. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to very good condition. fair to vg. Item #40716