Vienna: Schroll, . First edition. Hardcover. Quarto (10 1/2 x 8 1/4"). 100pp. Original red stamped cloth, with red lettering to front cover. Decorative endpapers and title page.
Renown architect, urbanist, furniture designer, and theorist, Jan Kotěra (1871-1923) is considered the father of Czech modernism. Strongly influenced by the work of the Vienna Secession, his work bridged late 19th-century architectural design and early modernism.
Divided into two parts, this monograph is a photo-illustrated and illustrated compendium of his Art-Nouveau architectural and interior design works (first part), and that of his students at UMPRUM (second part) executed between 1898 and 1901.
The photographs depict a number of entrance doors, Art-Nouveau candelabras and lighting stands, decorative wrought iron window grills and staircase railings, tables and chairs, display and kitchen cabinets, desks, home library bookcase doors, clock-case of inlaid wood, etc..
His architectural work is represented by the Peterka's house, the Manes pavilion, funerary monuments, a model for the reconstruction of St. George's church in Pilzen (Bohemia), etc..
Binding sunned along spine and edges. Front hinge reinforced by tape. Previous owner's name in ink, and dated 1912 at upper margin of front free endpaper. Sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Czech.
Binding in overall good, interior in good+ condition. g to g+. Item #46719