Copenhagen: Arkitektens Forlag, 1954. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (11 x 8 1/2"). 97, pp. Original paper covered boards, with white lettering to front cover, and black lettering to spine.
Lavishly illustrated with over 200 b/w floor plans, architectural drawings and photographic reproductions, this monograph showcases Danish architect Arne Jacobsen’s work and industrial design up to 1953, including municipal buildings, town halls, theatres, private homes, apartment buildings, schools, factories, office buildings, landscape design along with furniture design, as well as his decorative work including wallpaper, utensil, and textile design.
Featured in this book are some of Arne Jacobsen's most famous works, such as:
- Bellevue Beach, Klampenborg, Denmark (1932);
- Bellavista residential complex, Klampenborg, Copenhagen (1931-34);
- Bellevue Theatre and restaurant, Klampenborg (1935-36);
- Skovshoved Petrol Station, Skovshoved, Copenhagen (1936);
- Stelling House, Copenhagen (1934-37);
- Sollerod Town Hall (with Flemming Lassen), Sollerod, Copenhagen (1938-42);
- Arhus City Hall (with Erik Moller), Arhus (1939-42);
- The Soholm Row Houses, Klampenborg (1946-50);
- Rodovre Town Hall, Rodovre (1952-);
- Alléhusene housing, Gentofte, Copenhagen (1949-1953); and others.
Binding age-toned along spine and edges. Previous owner's signature in ink at upper margin of front free endpaper. Text in Dansish, with summary in English, and captions in Danish and English. Binding in overall good, interior in very good condition. g to vg. Item #41000
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) began training as a mason before studying at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts, Copenhagen where he won a silver medal for a chair that was then exhibited at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Art Decoratifs in Paris. Influenced by Le Corbusier, Gunnar Asplund and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Jacobsen embraced a functionalist approach from the outset. He was among the first to introduce modernist ideas to Denmark and create industrial furniture that built upon on its craft-based design heritage.