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Biographical Sources

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Entry in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Architects (New York: Macmillan, 1982)
Biographical information:
Contributed by the Getty Research Institute, Research Library
Architect Erich Mendelsohn was born in Germany in 1887. He lived in London and Jerusalem from 1933-1940, and in the United States from 1941 until his death.


The American Institute of Architects Archives
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Getty Research Institute, Research Library
Erich and Luise Mendelsohn papers, 1894-1992, Accession no. 880406
The collection, from the estate of Luise Mendelsohn, comprises the personal correspondence and documents of the Mendelsohn family. The collection includes transcripts or originals of correspondence between Erich and Luise Mendelsohn (1910-1953), reflecting Erich Mendelsohn's architectural, aesthetic, and political development. Also included are a variety of letters and manuscripts concerning Erich's architectural legacy, manuscripts of Luise's unpublished autobiography and biographical notes on her husband, photographs of family life and architectural projects, microfilm copies of typescripts and drawings, audiotapes of lectures, and five drawings by Erich's students.
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