Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

ARCHITEKTA - Goltermann Collection

NP: Gebr. Rasch / Goltermann, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. Large Quarto. (2) 16 (1) 98 plates, 11 overlays. Original quarter white faux cloth over glossy boards with modern design and typography in gray, white, purple and black; gray and reverse white lettering on spine.

Extensive Goltermann collection of one hundred and fourteen modern wallpaper samples, including Rasch Lotura, Rasch Künstlertapete 14022, a robust, waterproof artist wallpaper, Bauhaus, Interbau, and Kupferroth designs, a spectrum of ideas offering decorative interior alternatives for living in the sixties in Germany. Effective simplicity with a variety of options for coloration for the "modest wall," attractive and diverse.

Practical aspects of Rasch Lotura wallpaper are: they are washable, waterproof and spots, including ink to be cleaned easily with gasoline or lemon juice. They are acid-resistant, therefore well-suited for hospitals, schools, waiting rooms, hotels, pubs and offices. All wallpapers carry the trademark "Rasch Product" and quality and design meet the highest standards, making them especially suitable for public buildings. All versos of the wallpaper samples with product details and treatment indicator if applicable.

Various sections of wallpapers are preceded by altogether eleven overlays (Raumbilder), depicting interiors in public and office buildings in color. The section "Stripes" (Rasch Artist Wallpaper, design Annelies Unland) is preceded by a photo-illustrated half-title. A foldout with price list attached to inside back cover, as issued.

Binding with some light bumping and rubbing along edges. Minor to light stains, scratches and/or smudges to the covers. Initial pages lightly foxed. The fifth sample is mostly torn out. Very good + condition. Item #51801

The company "J. H. Lücke & Rasch, Tapeten und Rouleauxfabrik" was founded in 1861 by Johann Heinrich Lücke and Hermann Wilhelm Gottfried Rasch. The Rasch GmbH & Co. was etablished d by Guido Wiecking, Hugo and Emil Rasch in 1897. In 1910 international design offices were established in Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and London and offices in Melbourne and Sydney followed in 1912.

The first artists' collections by Rasch were printed in 1926 and in 1929 Rasch developed, in cooperation with Bauhaus Dessau, a new generation of wall coverings, the "Bauhaus Wallpaper." In 1933 the rights to the brand name "Bauhaus" were acquired by Mies van der Rohe. The production of these wallpapers continued to the present day.

In 1939 the "Wiener Künstlertapeten" under the direction of and in cooperation with the cofounder of the Vienna Secession Josef Hoffmann were launched and in 1950 "rasch-Künstlertapeten" with designs by renowned architects and artists Fritz August Breuhaus, Hans Schwipper and Maria May, among others, were added. The artistic group cooperating with the Tapetenfabrik Gebr. Rasch continued to expand the group of collaborating artist over time, including household names like Salvador Dali, Raymond Peynet and Alessandro Mendini to the present day. The turnover of the company was recorded at 161 million Euros in 2014.

In the 1950s "the wallpaper industry started to look at design less and less as a craft, but as creative act. Colorists moved into a central role in the production process. They became the interface between design and production... E.g. a known personality was Erich Rudolph, a longtime colorist and studio manager at Rasch. Typical for his profession he didn't study at an art academy but completed an apprenticeship at a studio for wallpaper and fabric design... Anneliese Unland, who came to Rasch with a recommendation of her teacher at a small village school, advanced over time to become Rudolph's assistant... E.g. she was significantly involved with the 1958/59 collection of "Künstler Tapeten" at Rasch..." Hanna Elisabeth Koch, Schönheit hat heute einen neuen Sinn (Beauty has a New Meaning Today), pp. 74 and following pages. Dissertation at the Philosophical Faculty of the Albert-Ludwigs-Univeristy, Freiburg.

Price: $3,500.00

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