Endell, Ernst Moritz August

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Endell, Ernst Moritz August (1871–1925). German Arts-and-Crafts architect and designer, connected with the Munich Sezession. His first significant architectural work was the Elvira Photographic Studio, Munich (1896–7), the façade of which was decorated with swirling masses of marine-like forms of stucco set beneath an Egyptian gorge-cornice: it was one of the most celebrated of Jugendstil designs. He developed a successful Berlin practice from 1901, and argued for sensitivity to spiritual values in Die Schönheit der grossen Stadt (The Beauty of the Large City—1908). He was a supporter of van de Velde's stance in favour of individualism in design against Muthesius's arguments for standardization in the 1914 debate within the Deutscher Werkbund. He moved to Breslau (now Wrocław) in 1918 to head the Academy of Art.

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Benton et al.(eds.) (1975);
Endell (1896);
Greenhalgh (ed.) (2000);
Killy et al. (1965)