The first complete monograph on the work of Michel de Klerk, leader and "guide" of the School of Amsterdam, a figure previously neglected by architectural historians.
The first complete monograph on the work of Michel de Klerk (1884-1923), a protagonist of modern architecture, leader and “guide” of the so-called Amsterdam School, who was not rediscovered until the early 1970s.
This group of young architects – including Berlage and De Klerk – achieved renown in 1915 with an ambitious exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, rejecting the dogmatic application of rationalism in favor of a fundamental anticlassicism and the pursuit of imagination and originality.
The works of De Klerk, presented in the book in chronological subdivisions, include famous episodes like the Amsterdam Zuid complex, planned by H.P. Berlage, the Eigen Haard residential block (Amsterdam, 1921), and the De Hoop clubhouse on the Amstel (1923).