M. Bertram/ BÜRO FÜR GARTENKUNST/DRESDEN-BLASEWITZ Entworfene Und Ausgefuhrte Anlagen 1873-1912/ Erster Bericht.
Blasewitz: M. Bertram 1912. An important promotional album illustrated with photographs of private gardens and parks designed by this prominent Saxony landscape designer. A follower of Lenné and Gustav Meyer, Bertram worked under H. S. Neumann at Schloss Albrechtsberg before founding his own "Büro für Gartenkunst" in Dresden-Striesen in 1873. Over a period of 39 years he designed more than 200 private gardens and public parks, including many commissioned by the Saxony royal family and other Saxony and Prussian nobility. An extensive list of these gardens, grouped by decade, is included at the front of the album, which was published around the time of Bertram's retirement in 1912. The photographs and plans included in it provide an excellent survey of the importance, variety, and character of the work executed throughout Bertram's notable career. OCLC locates only one copy (Princeton). Stapled pamphlet, 17.8 x 23 cm., (ii) + 8 + (ii) + 50 plates with mostly full page illustrations from photographs and plans + (ii) pp.
Original printed paper covers with coloured illustrations inset on title page, small closed tear at upper spine edge. A very good copy.
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