Architect : Elte, Harry
Locality : Amsterdam
Country : Netherlands
Building style : Modern architecture (not specified)
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The Amsterdam School architects began to use Wrightian ornamental motif in the 1920s. A few architects dug a bit deeper and began to explore, in built work, Wright’s basic ideas on spatial composition and the dematerialization of corners.
Jacob Jantzen’s Jerusalem Church of 1929 had a counterpart in Harry Elte’s Obrechtplein synagogue of 1928. Both of these Amsterdam buildings derive fairly directly from Frank Lloyd Wright’s work.
Buch, Joseph: A Century of Architecture in the Netherlands 1880–1990, NAI Publishers, p. 129.
Ed. Heikki Nikkinen