Soldaten-Gräber, Krieger-Denkmäler, Erinnerungszeichen. Entwürfe und Vorschläge vom Bayerischen Kunstgewerbe-Verein München. BAYERISCHE KUNSTGEWERBE-VEREIN (hrsg)

Soldaten-Gräber, Krieger-Denkmäler, Erinnerungszeichen.

Published: München, R Oldenbourg,
Date: 1916.
Description: 111pp, mostly illustrations (mainly drawings). Publisher’s lettered boards. 32x24. Small repair to tail of spine, minor browning, else good copy.
Notes: A quite exceptional 1916 German work, describing and analysing war grave and memorial designs. Included are various designs for individual soldier’s headstones, as well as large-scale memorials to the fallen. Examples are by Bavarian architects: Kurz, Seidl, Siedler etc. The book was published in the depths of the war and shows that designs were evolving rapidly - thus the 1914 examples at the start of the book seem quite traditional, but later ones are more adventurous. Unlike Britain, there doesn't seem to have been an imposed standardisation of design and this fine work must have been a valuable source book for those requiring such a memorial.
Our Reference: 25662
Price: £80.00