Author: Walter Herfst, Publisher: Architectura & Natura, ISBN: 9789461400567, Format: Hardcover, 23.3 x 2.8 x 30.5 cm, 176pp.
In the early 20th century, architects and designers received many commissions from housing federations striving for a better future for the working classes. Today, these visionary social housing blocks remain highlights of Dutch architecture. This explosion of creativity, combined with use of new materials and forms, followed in the period after the completion of t Scheepvaarthuis (The Shipping House) in 1916, which itself is seen as the start of the Amsterdam School movement. Through plentiful photographs, this book offers numerous details of the housing projects, sculptures, and bridges characteristic of architects like Michel de Klerk, Piet Kramer, and Hildo Krop.