Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Die Form ohne Ornament. Werkbundausstellung 1924 (Form Without Ornament. Werkbund Exhibition 1924)

Berlin und Leipzig: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt Stuttgart, 1924. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. viii, 22pp., (1) 89 plates, 9pp. advertisements. Original gray boards with black lettering on cover and spine, Werkbund logo in red on cover. Books on Form (Bücher der Form) under the the aegis of the German Werkbund. Volume one. Extension of the work published in the discontinued periodical "Die Form, Monatshefte für gestaltende Arbeit (The Form, Monthly for Creative Work)," stressing form without ornamentation with an introduction by Wolfgang Pfeiderer. Documentation of the Werkbund exhibition in Stuttgart, 1924. Illustrated with one hundred and seventy-two b/w photographs on eighty-nine plates depicting articles of daily use, including soap (design by August Trueb), kitchen utensils (designs by Ferdinand Kramer), stoves (designs by W. Jost), chairs (Bauhaus design), lamps (design by Wolfgang von Wersin), coffee makers (Bauhaus design), crumb brush (German Workshop Munich-Hellerau design), ceramics (design by Dorkas Härlin) and many others. Contains nine pages of advertisements at rear. Laid in leaf with publisher's advertisement (6 1 4 x 3 1/4"), printed to both sides. Text in German. Boards slightly bent with light wear along edges. Block with illustrations in fine condition. vg to fine. Item #48281

Price: $500.00