DANISH ARCHITECTURE. Erik Eljers and Bo Jorgensen [Editors]: 22 DANSK EENFAMILIEHUSE. København: Branner and Korch, 1953.

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Erik Eljers and Bo Jorgensen [Editors]

Erik Eljers and Bo Jorgensen [Editors]: 22 DANSK EENFAMILIEHUSE. København: Branner and Korch, 1953. First edition. Text in Danish, with some parallel text in English, Spanish,  French and German. Slim quarto. Photo illustrated laminated French folded wrappers. 112 pp. 22 residences and 4 holiday cabins fully illustrated in black and white. Essays. Publishers printed plastic scale guide laid in. Mild lamination lift to lower edge, but a nearly fine copy.

7.75 x 9.75 softcover book with 112 pages showcasing 22 Danish single-family residences and 4 holiday cabins. Essays by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel, Georg Boye, and Tage Werner Kristiansen. Beautifully designed and printed in Copenhagen by Dyva & Jeppersens Bogtrykkeri A/S. From the book: “The purpose of this book, which is a continuation of “21 Danske Enfamiliehuse” published in 1949, is to give a general view of the building activity between 1949 and 1953.

“To the future house owner it is a technical guide and might also serve as an inspiration in aesthetics and to architects from other countries. It provides a section of this special branch of Danish architecture spanning from the traditional dwelling to the extreme experimental and international inspired one-family-house.

“The interior decorators Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel relate the problems of interior decoration and architect Tage Werner Kristiansen accounts for the general planning and the present possibilities of obtaining grants illustrated by instructive schedules.

“Landscape-gardner Georg Boye shows by help of sketches and explanatory text four examples of recently designed gardens, and tells about the garden layout, specially related to the small one-family-house.

Apart from the 22 one-family-houses you will find drawings and photographs of 4 holiday cabins which in spite of their unorthodox planning have a lot in common with the best of todays one-family-houses.”

Includes residential designs by Juul Møller, Henrik Iversen & Harald Plum [X 2], Salling Mortensen, Nanna & Gehrdt Bornebusch, Fritz Schlegel, Finn Monies & Poul Andreasen, Poul Henningsen & Simon P. Henningsen,, Johs. Hartmann-Petersen & Jørgen Hartmann-Petersen, Gunnar & Bodil Krohn, Arne Jacobsen [X 2], Svend Harboe & Helge Finsen,    E. Hartvig Rasmussen & Rut Speyer, Tage Werner Kristiansen & Ejgild Bitsch, Tyge Juul Brask, Hans Friedricksen & Niels J. Holm, Mogens Lassen [X 2], Povl Ernst Hoff & Bennet Windingee, Jørn Utzon, Halldor Gunnløgsson, Houmøller Klemmensen, Niels J. Holm, Ole Hagen, and Finn Juhl.