Eckart Muthesius, 1930: Der Palast des Maharadschas in Indore: Architektur Und Interieur; the Maharaja’s Palace in Indore: Architecture and Interior by Reto Niggl soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Stuttgart: Arnoldsche, 1996, Hardback.
Number 1 in the series. Contains: Parallel English & German language text; Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Plans;
From the cover: With this publication, a completely forgotten architectural artwork in the International Style of 1930 is rediscovered. The architect Eckart Muthesius (1904-1989) had built and furnished the residence Manik Bagh (Garden of Precious Stones) for the Maharaja of Indore Yeshwant Rao Holkar Bahadur. In its functional architecture in the new International Style as well as the technically and aesthetically cunning interior design, a modern fairy tale castle in India became a reality. The furniture and furnishings were designed by the avant-garde of Europe, such as Wassili and Hans Luckhardt, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Gray, Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Louis Sognot, Charlotte Alix, Ivan da Silva Bruns, Jean Puiforcat, and the tubular steel furniture by PEL, London.
Due to the events following 1933, this work sank into oblivion. Original photographic material, preserved in the architects estate, is published in this book for the first time.
First publication on this spectacular and forgotten architectural works of art in the International Style of 1930. Tour of the palace with detailed floor plans, descriptions of rooms and objects based on original photographs from the thirties.
In the International Styles series.
Near Fine. Just removed from the publishers mylar packing.
Pictorial boards. 176 pages. Index. 11¾” x 9¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I draw your attention to more books in my Architecture catalogue?