Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Office of Architect H. H. Waechter (Mock-up for an Unpublished Architectural Office Prospectus)

Cresswell, Oregon: H. H. Waechter, 1971. Original document. Softcover. Oblong Octavo. (2) 18 leaves text, 35 plates. Original light brown wraps with original lithograph of architectural design in red and yellow on cover.

Prospectus of the offices of German-born architect Heinrich Hormuth Waechter (b. 1907 in Berlin), describing office services, Waechter's vitae, including his travels, publications, honors and teaching, with exhaustive photographic documentation of his architectural practice. Educated in Berlin and Munich, including studies as a special student of Bruno Taut at the Technical University Berlin in 1931-32, and the Master Class of Prof. Robert Vorhoelzer at the Technical University in Munich 1932-33. Previously Waechter completed two years of field experience as a carpenter apprentice and assistant clerk with Max Taut in Berlin and with the "Bauhütte" craftsman organization in Munich.

The prospectus is illustrated with thirty-five plates of b/w photographs, architectural drawings and plans of Waechter projects (mostly illustrated on recto and verso), interleaved with his description of the projects. It includes one plate with three original color photographs (2 1/2 x 3 1/2"), two of the Temple Beth Israel (1952) interiors, and one of the Noti School (1956), a second plate features a color advertisement of the West Coast Lumbermen's Association, promoting wooden architecture with color reproductions of the Noti Elementary School, both Waechter projects. Waechter's Temple Beth Israel in Eugene, Oregon, although a small building, was Waechter's most publicized project and reviewed in the magazines L'Architettura, Kokusai-Kentiku, Western Architect and Engineer, and Architectural Record. It was also included the a handbook on Synagogue design. Other projects were the Pearl Buck Center for the Retarded (1959, 1967, 1971), the KGAL Radio Studio & offices (1960), the Saks Apartments (1963), the Mohawk Elementary School (1963), the Odell Lodge at Cascade Summit (1967), and numerous residences. Scarce. UCSB only in OCLC; none in COPAC or KVK.

Reinforcement to spine, light wear to wrapper extremities, else Very Good and sound. Wraps with light wear along edges. One of the photographic plates following text on the Harriman House loose but present. Wraps in overall good-, interior in good to very good condition. g- to vg. Item #47574

Price: $950.00

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