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Aus englischen Gartenstädten. Beobachtungen - (Deutsche Gartennstadt-Gesellscha - 1910. [1220675]
Berlin Berlin, Deustsche Gartenstadt-Gesellschaft and Renaissance Publishing, Robert Ferdern 1910 188pp illustrated with b/w plates. 4to. Cloth backed and illustrated boards. Front end paper detached and frayed, last four pages have scattered foxing else very good. Documents a study trip by the German Garden City Society. Their tour took in New Earswick (the Joseph Rowntree garden village on the outskirts of York, Port Sunlight, Bournville, Letchworth Garden City and Hampstead Garden Suburb. It included visits to study public housing schemes in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. Efforts were made to make the German delegation welcome. The little touches included a floral reception gate at New Earswick with a German inscription "A Warm welcome our German cousins" and a lunch at Port Sunlight. The publication includes a list of members and guests in the auditorium at Port Sunlight who attended the lunch. This was a large delegation of visitors including a number of well known architects of the day active in Germany. (Includes Luwig Mies - aka Mies van der Rohe) as a young man. .
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