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Always learning, always enjoying. Re-reading Bruno Zevi’s book on Erich Mendelsohn, Birkhäuser edition, 1999. #architect #architecture #architeturebook #alwayslearning #erichmendelsohn #brunozevi #birkhäuser #architecturebook #basel #italia #italy #germany #israel #lisboa #lisbon #portugal #joaobelorodeia
Hermann & Co. Hat factory, Luckenwalde (1922) Erich Mendelsohn. . . . . . . Erich Mendelsohn was part of the expressionist movement to come out of Germany during the early 1900’s. the expressionists were largely overshadowed by the modernists coming out of the Bauhaus during the same period. Nevertheless there is a wealth of exceptionally crafted expressionist building across Europe today. Erich Mendelsohn’s Hat Factory in Luckenwalde is such an example. The scheme is both high sculptural and functional. One of the most striking elements is the high vaulted roofline of the dying hall. The form uses stack ventilation to draw away harmful fumes from the workers on the floor. Light pouring in from the roof and the external rusticated brickwork create dramatic effect with light and shadow. The project was so successful that Hermann & Co. used the roofline of the building as their logo. However sadly, the outbreak of World War II saw the building be partially demolished and used to make aircraft and weapons. #erichmendelsohn #mendelsohn #expressionism #expressionist #expressionismus #brick #shadowhunters #shadow #light #berlin #architecture #luckenwalde #historyofarchitecture #hatfactory #modernism #modernist #art #blackandwhitephotography
какая радость, я нашла свои фото виллы Вайцман! Эрих Мендельсон, модернист мирового уровня, не проектировал в Тель-Авиве, потому что не особенно ладил с его архитекторами (считал себя круче). Он и был крут, и построил свой шедевр в Реховоте, - виллу-резиденцию для будущего первого президента Израиля Хаима Вайцмана. Я очень люблю модернистский Тель-Авив, но это реально другой уровень, породистый и авторский. Впрочем, не без перекличек, я потом покажу, есть очень любопытные (а, может, кто узнает?:). И интерьеры потом еще немножко. Детали там еще классные, но их фото нет, надо ехать доснять) ...и да, - о, этот особый модернистский розовый!...как, почему? Жесткая, лаконичная, геометрическая архитектура - и розовый. И ни капли слащавости...Вилла Серралвеш вся розовая - и то же самое... #эрихмендельсон #модернизм #вилла_вейцмана #erichmendelsohn #weizmann_house #modernistarchitecture #rehovot #gardenhistory #arthistory
It’s Spring! So here a some lovely flowers for you combined with a serious story behind: Rudolf Mosse was one of the most successful and innovative entrepreneurs of Jewish descent in Berlin. The Mosse publishing house, which emerged from an »advertisting expedition«, was among the largest in 1920s Germany alongside Ullstein and Scherl. 130 newspapers and magazines were published, for example the »Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums« and the »Berliner Tageblatt«, which was published under the editorial management of Theodor Wolff and significantly shaped the democratic public in Germany during the period of the Weimar Republic. The founder of the publishing house Rudolf Mosse and his wife Emilie became involved in numerous social and cultural institutions and founded the Mosse Foundation for the benefit of needy children and impoverished families. The Mosse family was especially attached to the Jewish reform community in Berlin. The publishing house in Jerusalemer Strasse / Schützenstraße was heavily damaged in 1919 during the Spartacist uprising. Erich Mendelsohn, a friend of the family, designed the new facade of the building after the damage. (You can see images of the so called #Mossehaus in my feed.) After the death of Rudolf Mosse in 1920 Hans Lachmann-Mosse took over the management of the company. In 1933, like most of the other members of the family, he was exiled by the Nazis while the press products were either stopped or co-ordinated. #nonazis About the book: The »Mosse Almanach« was an annual collection of different types of texts – from scientific articles to poetry – combined with some »organizer« features like a blank calendar. The cover and inside was designed by German painter and dear graphic designer colleague of mine Prof. Walter Buhe (1882–1958). Also check out the Mosse Lectures at Humboldt-University, Berlin.
89|365 Another of our modern architectural gems. Upon completion of the Temple Emanuel in 1953, Mrs. Julius Amberg, a member of the congregation, captured the spirit of the new building in the following description. “The effect of the new building on Fulton Road is as though a great and noble bird has alighted upon a rise of ground and rests with wings spread in graceful harmony with its natural surroundings.“ Temple Emanuel is said to be the last building architect Erich Mendelsohn designed before his death in September 1953. #MichiganModern #AmericanModernism #TempleEmanuel #ErichMendelsohn #PureMichigan #WestMichigan #GrandRapidsMI #365in2019