Eric Mendelsohn

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: Architecture, Planning and Design

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 03-21-1887

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

MENDELSOHN, ERIC.  Appointed for the writing of a book to be entitled “A Contemporary Philosophy of Architecture”; tenure, twelve months from April 1, 1943.

Born March 21, 1887, in Germany. Education:  University of Breslau, 1907–08; Technical University, Berlin, 1908–10; Technical University, Munich, Architect, 1912.

Publications:  (The following are English translations of titles published in German.)  The International Conformity of the New Architecture, 1923; America, 1926; Russia, Europe, America, 1928; The Creative Spirit of the World Crisis, 1930; Palestine and the World of Tomorrow, 1940.

Architect of:  Einstein Tower, Astrophysical Observatory, Potsdam, 1919; Administration Building, Berliner Tageblatt, Berlin, 1921; Textile Factor, Leningrad, 1925; Universum Cinema, Berlin, 1928; Metal Workers Union Building, Berlin, 1929; Schocken Department Store, Chemnitz, 1929; Columbus House, Berlin, 1930; Cathedral Square, Magdeburg, 1930; De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 1934; Chaim Weizmann House, Palestine, 1936; Town Plan, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1937; Government Hospital, Haifa, 1938; Hadassah University Medical Center, Jerusalem, 1938; Anglo-Palestine Bank, Jerusalem, 1939; Hebrew University Agricultural College, Palestine, 1939.

Exhibitions:  Gallery Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 1919; Gallery Nierendorf, Berlin, 1928; Contempora Gallery, New York, 1929; Architectural Association, London, 1931; Triennale Exhibition, Milan, 1932; Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1941.