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Erich Mendelsohn and the architecture of German modernism

Author: Kathleen James-Chakraborty
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Modern architecture and cultural identity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erich Mendelsohn's buildings, erected throughout Germany between 1920 and 1932, epitomized architectural modernity for his compatriots. In this study, Kathleen James examines Mendelsohn's department stores, office buildings, and cinemas, the downtown counterparts to the famous housing projects built during the same years in Frankfurt and Berlin. Demonstrating the degree to which these buildings' dynamic presence
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Erich Mendelsohn; Erich Mendelsohn; Erich Mendelsohn; Erich Mendelsohn; Erich Mendelsohn; Erich (Architekt) Mendelsohn; Erich Mendelsohn
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen James-Chakraborty
ISBN: 0521571685 9780521571685
OCLC Number: 35651184
Language Note: English.
Description: xvii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: A concrete monument to relativity --
Rhythms of motors and speed of life: the appeal of foreign modernisms --
The docking of the Mauretania and other experiments in 'style Mendelsohn' --
An architecture of the metropolis --
Advertising, transparency and light: no Rococo Palace for Buster Keaton --
Banana wholesalers and combines that run department stores --
A splendid demonstration of the modern spirit --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Modern architecture and cultural identity.
Responsibility: Kathleen James.
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Erich Mendelsohn's buildings, erected throughout Germany between 1920 and 1932, epitomised architectural modernity for his countrymen. In this study, Kathleen James examines his department stores,  Read more...

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