Berlin: Ernst Wasmuth, 1901. First edition. Softcover. Quarto (11 1/2 x 8 1/4"). 46pp (Text and illustrations), pp (advertisement). Original Art-Nouveau decorative wrappers by Otto Eckmann, with red lettering to front cover, and black lettering to back cover.
This very first special issue of the German architecture magazine "Berliner Architekturwelt" is entirely designed by Otto Eckmann (1865-1902), a celebrated German painter and graphic artist who was a prominent member of the "floral" branch of the Jugendstill (Art Nouveau).
The magazine contains numerous Jugendstill borders framing either a title, a text, or a photograph. In addition, it is lavishly illustrated with 83 in-text and full-page b/w and duo-tone photographic reproductions showing some of the best examples of decorative arts of the period in the field of graphic art, furniture, metalwork, silver, textiles, lighting, and glasswork.
Includes a double-page hors-text depicting a triptych of the Mannheim gymnasium stained glass.
Minor age-toning to wrappers. Corners of front cover slightly chipped. Text in German. Wrappers in overall good+, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #40983