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FERDINAND KRAMER: DER CHARME DES SYSTEMATISCHEN -- ARCHITEKTUR, EINRICHTUNG, DESIGN (Ferdinand Kramer: The Charm of the Systematic -- Architecture, Furnishings, Design). Ed. by Claude Lichtenstein. Museum fur Gestaltung, Zurich, 1991. Published in association with Anabas Verlag, Giessen. Werkbund-Archiv, Band 23. 292 pp. with 532 ills. (3 foldout). 30 x 24 cm. ISBN 3870381639 In German.
Provides a thorough review of the multifaceted oeuvre of German architect and designer Kramer (1898-1985), documenting through hundreds of illustrations and brief descriptions a diverse range of products and furnishings dating from the 1920s to the early 50s (among them store fixtures, collapsible domestic furniture, the popular "Rainbelle" umbrella and the Kramer Stove) as well as numerous university buildings, commercial structures and apartment complexes completed during the 1950s and 60s. Twelve essays include discussions of Kramer's early career in Frankfurt, the formative influences on his functionalist style, the innovative designs he produced during his sojourn in the United States from 1938 to 1952, and his postwar architectural achievements.
Artist(s):Kramer, Ferdinand
Indexing: Western, Europe — Germany — 1900-1945, Post-1945 — Architecture — Commercial/Industrial Design
Plans: 02,03,24,30
Worldwide Number: 023190
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