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Michel de Klerk 1884-1923

Michel de Klerk 1884-1923


An Architect of the Amsterdam School

by Suzanne S. Frank

Michigan: UMI Research Press, 1984. Hardcover without jacket (as issued?). A scarce monograph on the architect, in English.


from Wikipedia:

Michel de Klerk (November 24, 1884, Amsterdam – November 24, 1923, Amsterdam) was a Dutch architect.

Born to a Jewish family,[1] he was one of the founding architects of the movement Amsterdam School. Early in his career he worked for other architects, including Eduard Cuypers. For a while, he also employed the Indonesian-born Liem Bwan Tjie, who would later become his country's pioneering proponent of the Amsterdam School and modern architecture.[2]

Of his many outstanding designs, very few have actually been built. One of his finest completed buildings is 'Het Schip' (The Ship) in the Amsterdam district of Spaarndammerbuurt.

Amsterdam West

Eigen Haard (Own Hearth), working-class Socialist housing, consisting of three groups of buildings:

  • (1) Spaarndammerplantsoen, north side (1913–15)
  • (2) Spaarndammerplantsoen, south side (1915–16)
  • (3) Het Schip, Zaanstraat / Oostzaanstraat / Hembrugstraat (1917–20)

Amsterdam South

De Dageraad (The Dawn), working-class Socialist housing by Michel de Klerk and Piet Kramer (1920–23). The architectural contribution by Michel de Klerk is shown in this article. See also Piet Kramer.


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