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Auction Description for Bassenge: Special Catalogue Architectural Photography
Auction Description:
Special Catalogue Architectural Photography
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www.bassenge.com

Special Catalogue Architectural Photography

by Galerie Bassenge


158 lots | 107 with images

September 24, 2011

Erdener Straße 5a

Berlin, 14193 Germany

Phone: +49 - (0)30 - 893 80 29 - 0

Fax: +49 - (0)30 - 891 80 25

Email: a.breitenbach@bassenge.com

Adler, Dankmar (Hedrich Blessing) The Wainwright

Lot 4601: Adler, Dankmar (Hedrich Blessing) The Wainwright

Description: Adler, Dankmar (Hedrich Blessing) The Wainwright building, St. Louis, MO Photographer: Hedrich Blessing (1929 - present). The Wainwright building, St. Louis, MO (1890-91). Gelatin silver contact print 1950s. 25 x 20,3 cm. Photographer's archive stamp on the verso. The photographic firm Hedrich Blessing was founded in 1929 by Ken Hedrich and Henry Blessing. In 1937 Architectural Forum magazine commissioned Hedrich Blessing to photograph recent works of Frank Lloyd Wright. Beginning in the 1950's Hedrich Blessing Photography became associated with the modernist movement and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies collaborated with both Bill Hedrich and Bill Engdahl and the firm's archives contain the most extensive photographic record of this architect's work. With a staff of six photographers, Hedrich Blessing also photographed the works of Albert Kahn, Buckminster Fuller, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Minoru Yamasaki, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Harry Weese. The Wainwright building was one of the first skyscrapers in the world and was named after local financier Ellis Wainright. Frank Lloyd Wright called it the very first human expression of a tall steel office building as architecture. - Crease in lower left corner and a few light handling crease marks, minimal edge wear, otherwise a fine tonal print in good condition.

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Lot 4602: Bachem, Josef and Fritz Bräuning Views of modern

Description: Bachem, Josef and Fritz Bräuning Views of modern Berlin churches Photographer: Paul W. John (1887 - 1966). Views of two modern Berlin churches and Augustinus Church. 1927-28. 3 vintage gelatin silver prints circa 1930. Each circa 16,5 x 11 cm. Each with photographer's stamp and annotated by the photographer in pencil on the verso. In very good condition.

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Bale, Stewart Modern buildings in Liverpool Modern

Lot 4603: Bale, Stewart Modern buildings in Liverpool Modern

Description: Bale, Stewart Modern buildings in Liverpool Modern buildings in Liverpool: Woolworth building; Cripps, Sons & Co. building; Corporation Electricity Department, exterior and interior view. 1930s. 4 vintage, warm-toned, ferrotyped gelatin silver prints. Between circa 29 x 23,5 cm and 22,7 x 29 cm. Each with photographer's blindstamp in lower right corner; each with photographer's stamp and annotated in pencil on the verso. Stewart Bale Ltd. was a family run photographic firm specialising in commercial and industrial photography, based in Liverpool from circa 1911 - 1980, with an additional London studio from 1949 to 1970. Their photographs are of high quality and the firm was regarded as one of the best amongst its contemporaries. The business had a broad spectrum of subjects but was particularly strong in architecture, ships, shops, industry and transport. Their stock provides an excellent social history record, primarily of Liverpool and the North West, but also nationally due to Bale's extensive clien base. The Stewart Bale Collection, consisting of many negatives and prints, is in the Maritime Archives and Library of the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool. - Some corners with minimal creases, minimal oxidation mirroring in some edges, otherwise in very good condition.

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Bale, Stewart Art deco restaurant interior Art

Lot 4604: Bale, Stewart Art deco restaurant interior Art

Description: Bale, Stewart Art deco restaurant interior Art deco restaurant interior, Liverpool. 1930s. 2 vintage, warm-toned, ferrotyped gelatin silver prints. Each circa 29 x 23,5 cm. Each with photographer's blindstamp in lower right corner; each with photographer's stamp and annotated in pencil on the verso. Corners minimally creased, minimal oxidation mirroring in edges in dark areas, otherwise in very good condition.

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Bauhaus (F. Bimpage) Bauhaus interior

Lot 4605: Bauhaus (F. Bimpage) Bauhaus interior

Description: Bauhaus (F. Bimpage) Bauhaus interior Photographer: Ferdinand Bimpage (active 1920s/30s). Interior of house at Dessau-Törten development. Circa 1927. Vintage gelatin silver print. 17 x 18,8 cm. Photographer's stamp Ferd. Bimpage Industrie Photograph, Leipzig as well as annotated 1927 Törten Housing in an unknown hand in pencil on the verso. This interior most probably shows a room of a house in the Bauhaus Siedlung Dessau-Törten which was built between 1926 - 1928 and designed by Walter Gropius. The buildings were planned as serial units with very simple furniture, which was designed at the Bauhaus. However, the furniture was not successful and found few buyers. Many changes were made to the buildings shortly after the settlement was opened as many house owners found fault with the construction. This image is a fine document of the Bauhaus style. - Lower left corner missing, light rust marks center of image, minimal oxidation mirroring in dark areas, traces of previous label on the verso, otherwise in good condition. Provenance: Sotheby's, May 1998, lot 178.

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