Yerbury, F. R.: MODERNE BAUTEN IN EUROPA. Berlin, Verlag Ernst Wasmuth [1929].

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F[rancis]. R[owland]. Yerbury: MODERNE BAUTEN IN EUROPA. Berlin, Verlag Ernst Wasmuth [1929]. Quarto. Text in German with parallel captions in German and English. Embossed red cloth titled in gilt. Publishers dust jacket.   x + 288 pp. 144 black and white full-page plates.  Architectural historians’ bookplate to front endpaper. Publishers printed jacket lightly rubbed and faintly soiled. A remarkably well-preserved example: a fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Rare.

9.25 x 11.5 hardcover book with a 10-page foreword followed by 144 full-page black and white plates printed rectos only by The Camelot Press in London. Excellent photographic illustrations of a wide range of the best recent public buildings designed by leading architects of the time in Britain and Europe, reproduced from photographs personally taken by the volume’s compiler, Francis Yerbury. Yerbury, Librarian of the Architectural Association in the inter-war period, played a major part in interpreting contemporary trends in architecture on the European continent for a British audience, and the selection of buildings made here reflects his own personal preference for Dutch and Scandinavian architecture in a modernist idiom. German architects whose buildings are featured include Erich Mendelsohn and Luckhardt & Anker, and the volume also illustrates a good range of office and other buildings by contemporary British architects.

Contents divided into Exhibition Halls, Train Stations, Bridges, Cemetery Chapels, Industrial Buildings, Office Buldings, Rooms, Kitchens, Crematoriums, Public Buildings, Slaughterhouses, Schools, Stadiums, Theatres, Cinemas, and Residential Houses.

Includes illustrtaed examples of work by Heinrich Straumer, Wilhelm Kreis, Adolf Abel, Erich Mendelsohn, Easton & Robertson, Carl Bergsten, Eliel Saarinen, Adams, Holden, and Pearson, Paul Bonatz, Paul Janek, Ed. Thomsen, Stadtbauamy, H. P. C. de Bazel, Brüder Luckhardt & Anker, Fritz Shumacher, Fritz Hoeger, P. Kramer, Jacob Koerfer, E. Monberg, Sir John Burnet & Partners, Westwood & Emberton, Hans Hertlein, Heinz Stoffregen, J. M. Luthman, Tony Garnier, R. Mallet-Stevens, A. & G. Perret, L. H. Bucknell, Staynes & Jones, Hakon Ahlberg, Helweg Moller, de Soissons & Kenyon, Harry Elte, Karl Moser, P. V. Jensen Klint, Sir Giles Scott, Robert Atkinson, Edward Maufe, Auguste & Gustave Perret, Ivar Tengbom, Clemens Holzmeister, H. Kampmann, Gunnar Asplund, Ragnar Oestberg, W. M. Dudok, Hofbauer & Baumgarten, Jan Wils, Adolf Abel, Hans Poelzig, Arvid Bjerke, J. M. Auburtin, Clemens Holzmeister, Ivar Tengbom, and J. F. Staal.

Translated from the Introduction: “The private house has been entirely omitted from this survey' stemming from the 'general architectural revival . . . since the Great War. So definite indeed has been this revival, and so great has been the improvement of architecture in the last few years that there is every promise of the buildings of the twentieth century taking an honourable place with that of the great architectural periods of the past.”