1908. Item #A6505
Scherl, August, ed. Hausgarten: Skizzen und Entwurfe aus dem Wettbewerb der Woche. Berlin: August Scherl 1908. 120p, hundreds of line ills. + 6 color pls. Stiff boards, printed in color; cloth spine. Light shelf wear (rubbed, bumped); internally very good and clean. In German. ** Records over 50 designs for country-house gardens, the finalists out of 299 entries in a competition sponsored by the journal Woche. Texts by Scherl, Fritz Encke, and Hermann Muthesius. Part 1 presents a short text, table of costs, and renderings and/or plans for each finalist. The prize-winners are treated more fully, with a longer text, color plate, site plans, bird's-eye views, details, and costs. Part 2 focuses on garden structures and furniture, again with costs. A wonderful look at turn-of-the-20th-century eclectic German garden and house design.