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Académie Européenne Méditerannée - Mendelsohn
Académie Européenne Méditerannée - Mendelsohn

Wijdeveld, H. Th., E. Mendelsohn, and A. Ozenfant (Editors).

Académie Européenne Méditerannée.

Architectuur - schilderkunst - beeldhouwkunst en ceramiek - textiel - typografie - theater muziek dans - fotografie en film.

Amsterdam 1933.

(32)pp. with 12 landscape photos.

21 x 21 cm. Original boards.

sold

Short articles by Erich Mendelsohn, Amedee Ozenfant, Pablo Gargallo, Serge Chermayeff, Paul Bonifas, Eric Gill, Paul Hindemith, Wijdeveld, Dutch text. Erich Mendelsohn and Theodorus Wijdeveld worked since 1932 on the idea of a Mediterranean Academy in southern France. This project idea became up-to-date again with the emigration of his friend Erich Mendelsohn, as this and other emigrants sought new fields of activity. Among others, a Belgian industrialist provided funds to acquire a 104-hectare site in Cavalaire-sur-Mer on the Cote d'Azur. The founding members of the project included Albert Einstein, Henry van de Velde and Frank Lloyd Wright. First planning and preparations on site had already been made. Then the area was completely destroyed by a major fire in 1934 before the first school buildings could be built. The project could not be resumed by the initiators due to the political situation in Europe

Cover a little stained and slightly rubbed, still good copy.

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