Morgenthaler, Hans Rudolf

Early Sketches of German Architect Erich Mendelsohn (1887-1953) No Compromise with Reality
1992 0-7734-9535-5
Erich Mendelsohn was one of the most successful modern architects in Germany during the 1920s. This volume contains a catalogue of his early sketches. It establishes a chronological sequence of the sketches, and furnishes a clear explanation of his creative background. A detailed evaluation of his relationship to the Blue Rider group supplies a source for his Expressionist intentions and design theory. Mendelsohn's own statements, from papers and letters are examined. This book will benefit architectural historians and architects.