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Erich Mendelsohn and the Architecture of German Modernism : Modern Architecture and Cultural Identity - Kathleen James

Erich Mendelsohn and the Architecture of German Modernism

Modern Architecture and Cultural Identity

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Published: 11th May 2015
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Erich Mendelsohn's buildings, erected throughout Germany between 1920 and 1932, epitomized architectural modernity for his countrymen. In this study, Kathleen James examines his 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 their dynamic presence stemmed from Mendelsohn's attention to their consumer-oriented functions, James shows Mendelsohn to be more than an Expressionist, as he is usually characterized.

"...long overdue and worthy of celebration." Alona Nitzan-Shiftan, Harvard Design Magazine

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
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ISBN: 9780521571685
ISBN-10: 0521571685
Series: Modern Architecture and Cultural Identity
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 11th May 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.82